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Programs and Materials

Do materials and program...

  1. teach comprehension strategies directly and explicitly?
  2. incorporate multiple strategies?
  3. use strategies in a variety of contexts and contents?
  4. teach the strategy in text students can "work with" (simplify the task)?
  5. teach students to become strategic (when to use the strategy, why to use it, how to use it)?
  6. provide enough practice and examples to learn and apply the strategy?

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For more information about evaluating and selecting reading programs and materials, visit the Curricula section of this website.