Reading » Comprehension



Comprehension is the sum of all physical, mental and emotional processes that result in the creation of meaning from written material. Using research-based strategies for reading instruction, KMS reading teachers will help students develop and improve their capacity to perceive and understand the skills that enable them to read proficiently and meaningfully a variety of literary and informational grade-level materials. Students will reinforce their literal understanding of their reading and will continue to strengthen and develop the skills necessary for inferential and evaluative comprehension so that reading becomes a tool for the acquisition of information and a source of pleasure in the pursuit of personal interests.


KMS students will be able to demonstrate their understanding in the reading of grade-level literary and informational texts by:
  • Finding the main idea
  • Recalling facts and details
  • Distinguishing between fact and opinion
  • Finding the meaning of words through context
  • Identifying author's purpose
  • Recognizing the characteristics of genre
  • Understanding sequence
  • Recognizing cause and effect to explain
  • Comparing and contrasting within and across texts
  • Making logical predictions
  • Making inferences
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Interpreting figurative language such as alliteration, dialogue, metaphors, simile, idioms, etc.
  • Demonstrating their knowledge of literary elements such as theme, tone, conflict, and characterization
  • Identifying and using structural elements that organize information or plot structures.
  • Using visual information such as graphs, charts, and illustrations
  • Summarizing and paraphrasing