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Early Language & Literacy KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Early Language and Literacy KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting language and literacy development in early learners from birth through age eight. Its focus is to support parents and caregivers in helping early learners with their language and literacy development, and teachers in enhancing their instruction for early learners from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3.

Sub-Task 4: Comprehension




Classroom Strategies

This link to the Reading Rockets website provides research-based classroom strategies in the following areas print awareness, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and writing. Resources supporting each strategy are provided.


Comprehension Strategies

This page at contains a library of comprehension strategies teachers can use in the classroom before, during and after reading a text.


Student Center Activities Grades K-1

This link to the Florida Center for Reading Research website provides instructional materials for grades K-1 related to developing phonological awareness and building fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. At the site, teachers can download a professional development DVD and access instructional resources. Though intended for Florida teachers, teachers in other states may find the content useful.


Reading Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners

This article provides guidance on adolescent literacy strategies aimed specifically at English language learners.


Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehnsion

This article at the Reading Rockets website provides seven strategies for teaching text comprehension.




This link to the University of Oregon's Big Ideas in Beginning Reading website provides information about comprehension.


Reading Aloud to Build Comprehension

This article at the Reading Rockets website discusses the importance of reading aloud and thinking aloud when reading to children.


Reading Comprehension

This link to the Reading Rockets website provides resources on reading comprehension.


Understanding Reading Comprehension

This article article at the Teachers website addresses the meaning of reading comprehension.