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Solutions for Reading Comprehension

Strategic Interventions for Striving Learners, K-6

Linda Hoyt and colleagues support learners with sepcialized learning needs with strategic interventions and tools in this easy-to-use handbook for whole-class, small-group, and one-to-one instruction.

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“Every classroom has readers who struggle with texts. Whatever their challenges, it is our job as teachers to help them negotiate the texts of their world.”

Linda Hoyt

Classroom-ready solutions to support K–6 striving readers at your fingertips

In elementary classrooms across America, there are increasing numbers of students with specialized learning needs—striving readers who need additional support to reach their academic potential. Linda Hoyt and colleagues support these learners with strategic interventions and tools in this easy-to-use handbook for whole class, small group, and one-to-one instruction.

Dip into the three parts—Nonfiction, Fiction, and Assessment—where commonly-asked questions from teachers like you frame a menu of solutions covering a variety of instructional possibilities. Following each question you’ll find:

  • Side-by-Side Observations—portraits of  striving readers and the tools and solutions that will benefit their development
  • Solutions—a wealth of instructional tools and scaffolds to support K–6 readers
  • Formative assessment tools—reading records, observation checklists, story maps, and more—also available in a customizable format on the accompanying CD-ROM.


Part 1:  Solutions for Navigating Nonfiction
Question 1: How Do I Scaffold Prior Knowledge and Vocabulary with Nonfiction?
Question 2: How Can I Help Striving Learners Remember the Big Ideas?
Question 3: What Written and Oral Responses Help Striving Learners Deepen Their Understanding of Nonfiction?

Part 2: Solutions for Comprehending Fiction
Question 1: How Can I Help Striving Learners Understand and Effectively Summarize Fiction Selections?
Question 2: How Can I Help Striving Learners Engage in Questioning and Inferring?
Question 3: What Oral and Written Responses Help Striving Learners Deepen Understanding of Fiction?

Part 3: Solutions for Assessment
Summative Record Keeping and Reflection
Conferring: Learning from Individuals
Understanding the Reader
Collecting Data on Cueing Systems
Reading Strategies
Focus on Oral Language
Reading Level
Comprehension and Retell
Fluency, Rate, and Expressive Oral
Word-Solving Skills and Phonics