Teach Comprehension Across the Curriculum
Put students on the path of lifelong learning by boosting their literacy skills with classroom-ready lessons from The Comprehension Toolkit, designed for grades K–6. Experience a comprehensive approach to teaching comprehension across the content areas using engaging nonfiction texts.
Strategies for Deep Understanding
Dive into a world where inspiring informational texts become gateways to knowledge. The proven strategies of The Comprehension Toolkit ignite curiosity and build comprehension skills essential for academic success across subjects.
Best Practices for Strong Comprehension
Focusing on six research-based comprehension strategies, The Comprehension Toolkit sharpens students’ ability to monitor comprehension, activate background knowledge, ask insightful questions, make inferences, determine importance, and synthesize information—all paving the way for a deeper understanding in the content areas.
Empowering Educator Insights
Supporting growth for both students and educators, The Comprehension Toolkit highlights observable strategies, helping teachers understand students’ thinking, assess their comprehension skills, and tailor instruction to meet diverse learning needs.
High-Interest Nonfiction Texts
Discover a rich collection of high-quality, high-interest nonfiction texts with The Comprehension Toolkit. Engage students, broaden their knowledge base, and develop essential comprehension skills through resources available in print and digital formats, in both English and Spanish, supporting learning in any classroom setting.
Designed for Teaching Success
The Comprehension Toolkit offers guidance on integrating comprehension strategies throughout the curriculum, helping teachers create impactful literacy learning experiences in any content area.
Carefully Structured Instruction
Comprehension skills are explicitly taught, modeled, and practiced through thoughtfully sequenced lessons, encouraging students to think critically about texts across subjects. A gradual release of responsibility model is used to help move students from guided to independent practice.
Fostering Discussion and Collaboration
The Comprehension Toolkit emphasizes rich talk and student collaboration as central to strong comprehension. Teachers learn to incorporate these practices to address diverse learning needs and cultivate a classroom where students become independent, confident readers.
Embedded Coaching and Professional Learning
Expert guidance is embedded within each lesson plan. Additional resources included with The Comprehension Toolkit Teacher Packs provide support in areas such as inquiry-based instruction, small group intervention, and supporting English Language Learners.
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Available in Primary (K–2) and Intermediate (3–6) sets, The Comprehension Toolkit provides strategies that help students understand, respond to, and learn from nonfiction text—building background knowledge across the curriculum and throughout the year.
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