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This reading comprehension, skills and strategies resource unit was created by a certified English teacher and Reading Specialist with over ten years of teaching experience.


The unit is split into two parts: Reading Strategies and Reading Skills.


Reading Strategies sections:

*Setting a purpose for reading fiction

*Setting a purpose for reading nonfiction

*Reading comprehension strategies


Reading Skills sections:

*Main idea and details

*Point of view

*Author's purpose

*Cause and effect

*Determining theme

*Retelling and summarizing

*Fact and opinion

*Compare and contrast

*Sequence of events

*Identifying genre

*Figurative language

*Symbolism


Sections include:

*Video lessons

*PowerPoints presentations

*Guided note sheets

*Quizzes

*Practice activities

*Open-ended response




**The open-ended response can be emailed to the course instructor for feedback


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Reading Comprehension Strategies & Skills for Grades 6-8

Everything you need to know about improving reading comprehension and skills

Looking for a quick, easy way to introduce or refresh reading skills?


Reading is without a doubt the most used skill humans use on a daily basis. We read emails, texts, emojis, books, articles, social media captions, etc. Now more than ever, students need to be able to comprehend and interpret what they read.


This course was created and taught by a certified English Teacher (K-12) and Reading Specialist (P-12). It is split into two parts: Reading Strategies and Reading Skills.


Reading Strategies sections:

  • Setting a purpose for reading fiction
  • Setting a purpose for reading nonfiction
  • Reading comprehension strategies


Reading Skills sections:

  • Main idea and details
  • Point of view
  • Author's purpose
  • Cause and effect
  • Determining theme
  • Retelling and summarizing
  • Fact and opinion
  • Compare and contrast
  • Sequence of events
  • Identifying genre
  • Figurative language
  • Symbolism


Lessons include the use of:

  • Video lessons
  • PowerPoints presentations
  • Guided note sheets
  • Quizzes
  • Practice activities
  • Open-ended response


*The open-ended response can be submitted to course creator for feedback.