Each comprehension pack, single-session or multi-session, presents students with a leveled book to build incremental
understanding of both the content and vocabulary in the text. Students' understanding is assessed using a variety of
accompanying resources, including graphic organizers, games, and quick check assessments.
Typically, students go through specific stages of development as they progress from nonreaders to fluent
readers. Developmentally appropriate materials are critical at every stage of learning to ensure reading
In leveled reading, books are written to various levels of difficulty, gradually introducing readers to
new challenges. The goal is to challenge students, without causing frustration, by giving them
developmentally appropriate materials to read – materials they can read with 80 to 94 percent
Use this tutor handout for instructional tips on teaching comprehension skills.
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