The need to improve reading comprehension is well-documented. The schools’ greatest successes in reading achievement have come at the third grade level. This is true in every state and at the national level as well. The downward trend in reading achievement begins in the fourth grade and continues through the high school years – it never improves, and only rarely levels off.
Why does achievement decline after the third grade? The answer is reading comprehension.
Reading instruction through the third grade is m ostly concentrated on mechanics and on concrete content. After the third grade; the emphasis shifts to reading comprehension and Continue reading “SOI & Reading Comprehension”