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Connect to Comprehension

Program Components

The Connect to Comprehension program is composed of six skill-based levels and includes instruction and practice in the five basic components of reading (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension) as well as in oral language and written expression.

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Connect to Comprehension Introduction and Implementation Guide

This manual includes:

  • All individual student assessments (pretests, posttests, monitoring assessments)
  • Description and sample of daily reading routine
  • Description and instructions for 3 reading checks (Skill Deck, Vocabulary Deck, High Frequency Deck)
  • Instructions for student placement/grouping
Curriculum Guides and Daily Scripted Lessons, Levels A-F

Each level's curriculum guide (Levels A-F) provides explicit instruction that aligns with 6 decodable readers (36 readers in the program)

The readers are High Noon Sound-Out Chapter Books, Levels A1 through C2 (all 36 are included in the program's purchase price)




Phonetic/Structural Analysis Patterns

The curriculum guides provide scripted lessons, guided practice, and independent practice in the following:

  • Level A - short vowels, CVC words, s as ending
  • Level B - vce words, long vowel pairs, homophones
  • Level C - initial/final blends and digraphs, hard/soft c/g, tch,
  • Level D - r-controlled vowels, diphthongs, dge, silent letters
  • Level E - compound words, suffixes ed/y, variant vowels, doubling rule
  • Level F - prefixes/suffixes, rules for syllabication, multi-syllable words with six syllabication patterns

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Comprehension Skills/Strategies

The following skills and comprehension strategies are introduced and practiced throughout Levels A-F of the curriculum guides:

  • Characters/Character Details/Character Traits
  • Recall of Facts/Detail
  • Setting
  • Predicting/Revising Predictions
  • Sequence of Events
  • Summarizing
  • Visualizing
  • Beginning/Middle/End
  • Problem/Solution
  • Using Conversational Clues
  • Using Context Clues
  • Cause/Effect
  • Main Ideas/Details
  • Multiple Meanings
  • Locating Information
  • Making Inferences
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Fact vs. Opinion
  • Figurative Language and Idioms
  • Point of View
  • Compare/Contrast
  • Text Genres
  • Literary Devices- (e.g. Foreshadowing)

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