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The Complete Comprehension Series

Jennifer Serravallo provides a simple, accessible, and effective framework for reading instruction.

  • Assess readers in authentic trade books with prompts placed at key moments across the text.
  • Evaluate students with Jen’s rubrics and determine what reading goal to teach toward.
  • Teach with more of the strategies that made The Reading Strategies Book a bestseller.

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Jennifer Serravallo

Chapter books and increasingly complex nonfiction books challenge readers' ability to synthesize and accumulate information, and sustain comprehension. Longer texts require readers to be more skilled around several key goals:

  • Fiction: Plot and setting; character; vocabulary and figurative language; and themes and ideas
  • Nonfiction: Main idea, key details, vocabulary, and text features.
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Link to Complete Comprehension: Fiction
Assessing, Evaluating, and Teaching to Support Students' Comprehension of Chapter Books

Jennifer Serravallo

Chapter books challenge readers' ability to synthesize and accumulate information, and sustain comprehension. Longer texts require readers to be more skilled around the goals of:

  • sustaining understandings about plots that have many events, and may include events out of order (flashback, foreshadowing)
  • visualizing settings which often change from chapter to chapter, and which may be
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Link to Complete Comprehension: Nonfiction
Assessing, Evaluating, and Teaching to Support Students’ Comprehension of Whole Nonfiction Books

Jennifer Serravallo

As nonfiction books become more sophisticated, they challenge students’ ability to synthesize and accumulate information and sustain comprehension. Longer texts require readers to be more skilled around the goals of:

  • Determining the main idea of of sections, chapters, and the whole book
  • Identifying and separating key details from extraneous information, and understand the relationship between
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