Comprehension is Critical! Comprehension focus occurs during the assisted reading component of the lesson. First, interventionists preview the story--activating and building background knowledge and front-loading 5-6 words that could potentially present difficulty. In addition, interventionists ask questions and provide scaffolding throughout assisted reading to help students discern important content and text elements. For example, narrative text typically centers on a main character with an ongoing conflict. Expository text usually focuses on one or more main ideas, along with supporting details.
To guide comprehension instruction during intervention, the UURC provides a bookmark that contains suggested questions for the assisted reading component of the lesson. To see a mock-up of the bookmark, follow this link.