Understanding why some students seem to struggle with or even despise reading can be difficult but is necessary in providing the critical support these students need to be successful learners.
In The Science of Reading: Reading Comprehension Difficulty - Causes and Instructional Scaffolds, Joan Sedita, founder and author of professional development routines for Keys to Literacy, aims to help educators strengthen their instructional practices regarding reading comprehension. Ms. Sedita explores the skills involved in reading comprehension, as well as the various reasons students may struggle to understand what they read. She also shares some practical strategies that teachers of any subject can use to support comprehension as students read and learn in their classrooms.
Reading Comprehension Difficulty – Causes and Instructional Scaffolds is the twelfth course in the eighteen-hour Science of Reading learning path. It was recorded on October 7, 2019 at the Faulkner County Library in Conway, Arkansas.