Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension is: Deriving meaning from print.  It requires processing text, understanding its meaning and integrating the information with what the student already knows. 

A student may be struggling in this area if: 

  • The student scores low in the areas of comprehension on I-Ready or another benchmarking assessment.  
  • The student may be able to read the words, but struggles with understanding the meaning.
  • The student has difficulty remembering what he/she has read.
  • The student has difficulty correctly answering questions about the material.
  • When reading aloud, the words are read with no feeling, change of tone, logical phrasing, rhythm or pace.
  • The student skips words or jumps ahead when reading.
  • The student has difficulty staying focused while reading.
  • The student has deficits in vocabulary knowledge.