This poster presents research based information about reading comprehension. The goal of this research was to provide basic information about reading comprehension, how to use reading comprehension and how to assess a student’s progress. Peer-reviewed journal articles and other resources were used to obtain information used on the poster. Throughout the readings, statistics indicate that adults who live in poverty struggle with reading. Direct instruction (i.e. explicit teaching), modeling (i.e. demonstrating the task), and a think-aloud (i.e. verbally thinking through the reading process) were suggested to be useful strategies to implement in the classroom to improve reading. Research also suggested that having students’ create their own questions when analyzing a passage was effective for students who struggle with reading comprehension. In conclusion, reading comprehension is an imperative reading skill. If one cannot comprehend what they read it could lead to struggles with daily activities later in life.


Special Education and Teaching