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Connect to Comprehension

Connect to Comprehension is a comprehensive, skill-based, scripted reading intervention program.  It is appropriate for dyslexic students and other struggling readers of all ages, including adults, and is effective for small group intervention as well as for one-on-one tutoring.

This program was developed to provide students who struggle with decoding access to upper-level comprehension instruction.  Struggling readers typically don’t get practice in these comprehension skills either because the reading materials are too difficult to decode or because the lower-level text they can read are not engaging and motivating.  As a result, when struggling readers begin to become more fluent, they then have to conquer their gaps in comprehension, especially upper-level skills such as making inferences, determining cause and effect, comparing and contrasting.  In Connect to Comprehension, these upper-levels skills are explicitly taught, scaffolded, and practiced while students are learning and practicing basic decoding/structural analysis skills.

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Connect to Comprehension Extension 1 This mini-kit focuses on decoding and understanding more advanced Tier 2 vocabulary, word building with prefixes and suffixes, and advanced comprehension skills such as identifying theme and points of view. The engaging decodable text  includes the most common Greek myths: Theseus and the Minotaur, Perseus and Medusa, etc. 

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Bay County Schools Approval

Connect to Comprehension has recently been approved for the  Bay County Florida School District MTSS program and is now being used as a Tier 3 reading intervention.

Testimonials:

"Connect to Comprehension provides teachers and tutors with a practical method of integrating decoding activities and higher-level comprehension skills into daily lessons for struggling readers. CtC is designed to enable a teacher to quickly assess a learner’s strengths and weaknesses and immediately plan instruction at the appropriate level with resources on hand. This powerful and effective program offers a leveled curriculum, hands-on activities, and a wealth of instructional and assessment resources." - Dr. Adrienne Barnes, Research Faculty, Literacy & Pedagogy Specialist  Florida State University

 

The Connect to Comprehension program provides students with opportunities to:

  • increase decoding skills through learning and practicing phonetic/structural analysis patterns

  • increase oral reading fluency through reading highly decodable text

  • read and respond to high-interest chapter books

  • increase upper-level comprehension skills through explicit instruction and practice

  • increase vocabulary knowledge through daily practice and reinforcement

  • increase skills in written expression through daily practice and reinforcement

The Connect to Comprehension program provides teachers with:

  • scripted lessons focused on upper-level comprehension skills

  • leveled questions and scaffolded instruction to increase reading comprehension

  • a variety of methods, techniques and activities to teach and reinforce phonetic/structural analysis skills

  • methods, techniques and activities to teach targeted vocabulary words, including those with multiple meanings

  • daily writing activities that reinforce decoding skills and comprehension strategies

  • writing frames to help those students with limited language abilities practice appropriate sentence structure

Click here to learn about the research that supports the program components.

 


Click here to learn about the use of decodable texts.