The Comprehension Toolkit

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  • The Comprehension Toolkit

    1. 1. The Comprehension Toolkit An Overview by Graeme Robinson Christine Robinson
    2. 2. Purpose: to develop reading comprehension skills
    3. 3. Grades 3-6 (extensions to grade 8 available)
    4. 4. may be used with older students
    5. 5. collaboration and strategy development
    6. 6. Stephanie Harvey Anne Goudvis
    7. 7. 10 principles
    8. 8. 1. Foster a passion and curiosity
    9. 9. 2. Create an environment that values collaborative learning and thinking
    10. 10. 4. Teach using the gradual release of responsibility framework
    11. 11. 3. Build instruction around real world reading
    12. 12. 5. Create a common language for literacy
    13. 13. 6. Make thinking visible
    14. 14. 7. Differentiate instruction in text, paying special attention to the needs of developing readers and English Language Learners
    15. 15. 8. Model our own thinking and learning process and demonstrate how to co-construct meaning
    16. 16. 9. Rely on the teaching-assessing loop to inform instruction
    17. 17. 10. Understand that text matters
    18. 18. Program RESOURCE
    19. 19. 1: Monitor Comprehension 2: Activate & Connect 3: Ask Questions 4: Infer Meaning 5: Determine Importance 6: Summarize & Synthesize 6 Clusters
    20. 20. Reading groups
    21. 21. Support content area instruction
    22. 22. Based on student need
    23. 23. Don’t Panic!
    24. 24. 1: Monitor Comprehension 2: Activate & Connect 3: Ask Questions 4: Infer Meaning 5: Determine Importance 6: Summarize & Synthesize Sample Lesson Lesson 14 Read with a Question in Mind
    25. 25. Lesson Objectives <ul><li>Ask authentic questions </li></ul><ul><li>Read to find answers through inferring </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the strategies they used </li></ul>
    26. 26. 1: Connect & Engage (get the student excited)
    27. 28. (share your background knowledge)
    28. 31. (Wonder about the text)
    29. 32. (post questions)
    30. 33. Model (watch how I do it)
    31. 35. (confirm inferences)
    32. 36. Guide (work together)
    33. 42. Practice Independently (have the students try it)
    34. 43. Share the Learning (work together)
    35. 44. Teaching Reflection (did it work?)
    36. 45. Purchase Options The Comprehension Toolkit $115 The Comprehension Toolkit Trade Book Pack $46 The Comprehension Toolkit Bundle $145
    37. 46. Compago.com/cgr/ for more information (including this slide show, references, links, & more) Visit

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