Pulling It All Together


Comprehension is influenced by knowledge of vocabulary, syntax, and text structures (academic language), as well as by the student's ability to use reading strategies and self-monitoring.
Question Chart: Improving Reading Comprehension through Questioning

Influencers of Comprehension

1. Language Proficiency Level (S/L/R/W skills, vocabulary knowledge, BICS v CALPS, etc.)
2. Background Knowledge (personal experiences, prior school knowledge, expertise in content area, etc.)

Strategies for Teaching Comprehension

Graphic Organizers as Scaffolds

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