Prior Knowledge
Making Connections
Using the Strategies together

Link to How to Improve Reading Comprehension articles

Adolescent Literacy: Addressing the Needs of Students in Grades 4-12 (23 pages). This book chapter defines adolescent literacy, summarizes what we know about the literacy skills of adolescent and adults in the U.S., and presents a review of the research on effective literacy instruction for students in grades 4-12. It also presents a model for literacy planning model that addresses six components.
Research Supporting The Key Comprehension Routine Instruction (9 pages). This article for educators and administrators includes information about the history of reading comprehension research, research-based reading comprehension instruction, strategy instruction for adolescent readers, teaching reading comprehension strategies in the content classroom, the need for professional development in strategy instruction, and more.
Helping Your Child with Organization and Study Skills (14 pages). An article for parents that includes information that will help you improve your teen's study skills. Helpful tips are provided for: creating a study space, helping your teen manage his/her time, tools and strategies for improving study skills, organization skills, note taking skills, and more.
What Every Educator and Parent Should Know About Reading Instruction (8 pages). In this article about reading instruction, Joan Sedita implores parents and educators to familiarize themselves with the scientific-based research and what it tells us about teaching reading comprehension. Topics explored are: phonemic awareness instruction, phonics instruction, fluency instruction, vocabulary instruction, and text comprehension instruction.
Effective Vocabulary Instruction(10 pages). This article for educators offers ideas for: effective vocabulary instruction strategies, indirect vocabulary instruction, direct vocabulary instruction, analyzing word structure, selecting vocabulary words, and the like. Learn the connection between vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension, and the differences between good and poor readers, and so much more. Video on Six-step process:
Study Skills: Crucial for Students with LD (5 pages). For individuals with learning disabilities, effective study skills training and application is crucial. This article for educators presents a flexible study skills model developed by Joan Sedita, and reviews methods for teaching the first two foundation skills: reading and listening for main ideas and two-column note taking.
Basic Teaching Principles (3 pages). This article for educators includes teaching principles that are universal; they represent good pedagogy for any instruction setting, but they are particularly effective for students with learning disabilities.
Middle and High School Reading Achievement: A School-Wide Approach (7 pages). An effective, school-wide model for teaching reading should include a two-prong approach: a plan for providing reading instruction to good readers and a plan for providing reading instruction to struggling readers. This article for educators presents ideas for achieving school-wide reading comprehension for both audiences.

Dr. Kevin Feldman - RTI / Secondary January 23, 2013

Interventions for Adolescent Struggling Readers: A meta-analysis with implications for practice

Adolescent Literacy Project January 22, 2013

ESU10's ALP blog with resources

Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices

Daniel Willingham "The Usefulness of Brief Instruction in Reading Comprehension Strategies." American Educator

Fisher and Frye. Close Reading. Google Search results. Text Dependent Questions

Reading in the Disciplines. Carol Lee.

Writing to Read. Steve Graham & Michael Hebert.