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Reading Comprehension: Overview

Understanding the meaning of text—words, numbers, and images, in print or digital form—is the ultimate goal of reading. IRA offers many resources that support teaching and learning effective comprehension strategies. Browse the links below, find more under the tabs above, or use advanced search to identify even more resources by selecting “Comprehension” under the Topic heading.

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Find high quality, peer-reviewed lesson plans in reading and language arts at, a joint project of IRA and the National Council of Teachers of English, supported by the Verizon Foundation.

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