Using Picture Books to Teach Comprehension Strategies: 30 Lessons That Teach Students the Six Comprehension Strategies They Need to Actively Engage With Text and Read for Meaning

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Reading teacher and children's literature authority Zimny presents 30 model lessons that teach children to become strategic readers. For each of the six comprehension strategies Zimny uses favorite picture books in scaffolded lessons to help move students from basic to proficient.


Reading Comprehension in English Instructions on how to understand what you read in English. We call this Reading Comprehension.


  • Comprehension

    Cambridge University Press. 1998. ISBN: 0521629861,9780521629867. 461 pages.

    In this landmark volume, Walter Kintsch presents a theory of human text comprehension that he has refined and developed over the past 20 years.

  • Focus on Comprehension

    Nelson Thornes. 1999. ISBN: 9780174202967,0174202962. 100 pages.

    Focus on Comprehension offers three levels of differentiated activities designed to help children develop a wide range of comprehension skills. Already a popular solution for SATs comprehension practice, this new program follows the range of texts and objectives required by the National Literacy Strategy Framework for Teaching.

  • Core Skills Social Studies, Grade 1

    Steck-Vaughn Company. 2014. ISBN: 054426861X,9780544268616. 124 pages.

    These all-inclusive skills resources provide the focused practice students need to apply, reinforce, and review skills in reading, math, and test-taking. Answer key included.

  • Brilliant Activities for Reading Comprehension Year 4

    Andrews UK Limited. 2015. ISBN: 9780857474988,0857474987. 129 pages.

    The importance of being able to read for meaning should never be underestimated. The ability to decode text is not enough. It is vital that children understand what they are reading. More importantly, it is fundamental that they enjoy what they are reading, so that they grow up to become lifelong readers. The passages in the Brilliant Activities for Reading Comprehension series are designed to do just that. They provide children with a variety of engaging, enjoyable texts that will grab their...

  • Reading Comprehension Strategies

    Psychology Press. 2012. ISBN: 9781136679292,1136679294. 536 pages.

    First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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