Best Practices in Reading Comprehension Instruction

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Best Practices in Reading Comprehension Instruction

last update on: 01/17/2024

This 10-hour module’s overall purpose is to address the overarching question of how to effectively teach comprehension and focus on elements of best-practice instruction. It is based on a synthesis of research taken from AFT’s Reading Comprehension Instruction course and incorporates strategies for increasing students’ knowledge of narrative and expository text as well as vocabulary development.

The content is appropriate for all K-12 teachers who need help to increase their students’ comprehension of text, whether that text is a literature selection or a subject-area textbook.

Participants will have many opportunities for interaction and personal engagement, including short videos, research, journaling and knowledge checks. A certificate of 10 contact hours will be provided upon full completion of the module.

Course Launch Date:                   Oct. 30, starting at 7 p.m. (Eastern time)

Optional Office Hour:               Nov. 14 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The purpose of the office hour is to provide any extra support needed midway through the module.

Course Closes:                      Nov. 20, at midnight

Course Facilitators: 

Maria Bailey                [email protected]

Jean Hribar                 [email protected] 

Expectations for the Participants:

Participate in the module kickoff via Zoom on October 20th 7pm (ET). Click here to participate

Complete the module within the given period, including module evaluation. 


Technical Requirements:

  • Only use a desktop or laptop - Please only use a desktop or laptop computer to complete this course. You will not get full credit if you use a tablet or a mobile device.
  • Please use Google Chrome and not Internet Explorer - currently this site does not support Internet Explorer and is most compatible with Google Chrome.  




10 hours