If-Then Chart for Reading Comprehension
IF a student has this learning need…
THEN try using a strategy like…
Resources for these and other strategies
Parts of a story (story grammar)
  • Interactive read-alouds
  • Story grammar instruction
  • Summary writing
  • Graphic organizers
Internet resources (selected):
http://cwx.prenhall.com/bookbind/pubbooks/
literacy-cluster

http://toread.com/

Books (selected):
Benson, V., & Cummins, C. (2000). The power of retelling. DeSoto, TX: Wright Group, McGraw Hill.

Harvey, S., & Goudvis, A. (2000). Strategies that work: Teaching comprehension to enhance understanding. New York Stenhouse.

Reutzel, D.R., & Cooter, R.B. (2007). Strategies for reading assessment and instructions (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall.
Sequence of events
  • Story grammar instruction
  • Summary writing
  • Graphic organizers
Use of background knowledge
  • Story schema lesson
  • Click or Clunk strategy
  • Graphic organizers
Book selection skills
  • Rule of thumb
  • Interactive read-alouds
  • Book talks
  • Interest Interview (CRI)
Self Monitoring of comprehension
  • Click or Clunk strategy
  • Oral retelling to a partner
Main idea
  • Story schema lesson
  • Graphic organizers
  • Question-Answer Relationships (QAR’s)