The Science of Reading Comprehension

Understand more about the science of reading comprehension. Daniel T. Willingham writes for The American Educator about the research and data behind reading comprehension strategies. He outlines which strategies have the most research to back them, and although he highlights the importance of teaching reading comprehension, he also calls attention to the importance of background knowledge and vocabulary in developing reading comprehension skills.

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