Once a child has learned to decode accurately and quickly, the last step is to understand the text: reading comprehension. However, reading comprehension goes beyond this to the ability to analyze and relate text to oneself, class material and the world. A variety of strategies for supporting reading comprehension are presented, including how to support English language learners (ELL).
Stephanie Downey Toledo is a bilingual speech language pathologist in New York City as well as a professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has collaborated with the LEADERS project on this module series and others.

Find the playlist for the full set of videos in this module series here:

Reading Development (Playlist)

Find each of the modules from this playlist here:

Reading Development Module 1: What does it mean to know a language? 

Reading Development Module 2: Role of the SLP in Literacy

Reading Development Module 3: Phonemic Awareness

Reading Development Module 4: Phonics 

Reading Development Module 5a: Myths About Vocabulary Instruction 

Reading Development Module 5b: Role of the SLP in Vocabulary Instruction 

Reading Development Module 6: Reading Fluency 

Reading Development Module 7: Reading Comprehension

Reading Development Module 8: Bilingual Considerations

Please find links to research mentioned in this module here:

National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (2000). Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching children to read: An evidenced-based assessment of the scientific research literature on reading and its implications for reading instruction. (NIH Publication No. 00-4769). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.