Each comprehension pack, single-session or multi-session, presents students with a leveled book to build incremental understanding of both the content and vocabulary in the text. Students' understanding is assessed using a variety of accompanying resources, including graphic organizers, games, and quick check assessments.
Why Use Comprehension Packs
Typically, students go through specific stages of development as they progress from nonreaders to fluent readers. Developmentally appropriate materials are critical at every stage of learning to ensure reading success.
In leveled reading, books are written to various levels of difficulty, gradually introducing readers to new challenges. The goal is to challenge students, without causing frustration, by giving them developmentally appropriate materials to read – materials they can read with 80 to 94 percent accuracy.
How to Use Comprehension Packs
Use this tutor handout for instructional tips on teaching comprehension skills.
- Print, assemble, and train the tutors on the use of each pack.
- Instructions contained in each pack have been specifically written for tutors from varying backgrounds and with varying experience working with students.
- Estimated time allotments are provided for each lesson step; tutors should follow the lesson sequence as outlined in each lesson plan.
- Specific resources used for each step are identified next to the instructions.
BigCompare and Contrast
Farm AnimalsMain Idea and Details
SpringMain Idea and Details
It Is FallClassify Information
OnReality and Fantasy
SummerMain Idea and Details
UnderReality and Fantasy
Going PlacesCompare and Contrast
I CanMain Idea and Details
In and OutStory Elements: Identify Character, Setting, and Plot
Maria Counts PumpkinsProblem and Solution
Maria Goes to SchoolSequence Events
Hot and ColdClassify Information
My DogMain Idea and Details
My HairMain Idea and Details
My RoomCompare and Contrast
Up and DownMain Idea and Details
What Lives Here?Classify Information
Animals SoundsMain Idea and Details
Bananas SometimesMain Idea and Details
I Read a BookSequence Events
On the FarmMain Idea and Details
We Make CookiesSequence Events
Go Animals GoReality and Fantasy
How Many Legs?Classify Information
Paint it PurpleSequence Events
Playful PuppyStory Elements: Identify Character, Setting, and Plot
The PicnicMain Idea and Details
We Pack a PicnicClassify Information
Making Salsa!Sequence Events
Open and CloseStory Elements: Identify Character, Setting, and Plot
We Make a SnowmanSequence Events
What Is at the Zoo?Main Idea and Details
Yummy, YummyCompare and Contrast
Busy at SchoolCompare and Contrast
Get InSequence Events
How Many?Classify Information
The Woodsy Band JamReality and Fantasy
What Animals EatAuthor's Purpose
Who, Who, Who?Reality and Fantasy
Community HelpersMain Idea and Details
Frog Is HungryStory Elements
Getting Around the CityCompare and Contrast
The Sky Is FallingSequence Events
Where Plants GrowMain Idea and Details
CloudsMain Idea and Details
Maria's HalloweenStory Elements
The MittenClassify Information
To The StoreClassify Information