Reading A-Z's Comprehension Skill Packs give teachers the resources they need for direct and explicit
instruction on up to 16 key comprehension skills. The Common Core-connected lesson plans lay out a
three-step approach to instruction—teach, practice, and apply—to help students construct meaning
Direct, explicit instruction and multiple opportunities for practice ensure comprehension skills
become an automatic process. Comprehension Skill Packs help students become strategic, adaptable
readers who can construct meaning from text by knowing which skills and strategies to use when and
how to use them.
Each pack (grades 1 to 5) contains a lesson plan and projectable and printable, fiction or
nonfiction grade-level passages.
Comprehension skills important to close reading are introduced, modeled, and practiced before
students proceed to multiple extension opportunities, including a vast collection of Leveled Books
and Graphic Organizers that target the same comprehension skills.
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