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The Three Elements of Reading Comprehension

by PRP Group, on 04/09/2022

Language Magazine PRP
We’ve all heard that when students can read on grade level by the end of grade three, their academic path forward is greatly facilitated.

As a result, many states have enacted policies and testing requirements to support just that: reading on grade level by the end of third grade. 

We even refer to our youngest students as “pre-readers” and talk about students transitioning to being “independent readers” in elementary school. Does that mean we stop there? Have we fully supported students in becoming lifelong readers when they are performing well in grade three? Certainly not.

The ability to read is a lifelong skill, a foundation from which students can accelerate their learning, develop new capabilities, and successfully navigate life no matter which path they choose. But supporting true reading comprehension means re-envisioning literacy education as a multiyear journey that begins in the early years but continues indefinitely.

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