Connect to Comprehension
Powerful Intervention for Struggling Readers
What is Connect to Comprehension?
Connect to Comprehension has been changing students' lives since 2009. It is currently being implemented in 37 U.S. states and 12 other countries.
The program was developed to provide students who struggle with decoding access to upper-level comprehension instruction. Struggling readers typically don’t get practice in these comprehension skills because the reading materials are too difficult to decode or the lower-level text they can read are not engaging and motivating. When they become more fluent, they have to conquer gaps in comprehension and upper-level skills such as inferences, cause and effect, and compare and contrast. In Connect to Comprehension, these upper-levels skills are explicitly taught, scaffolded, and practiced while students are learning and practicing basic decoding/structural analysis skills.
"I’ve never come across such a thorough program! I feel like I’ve found the Holy Grail of reading instruction!"
- Patricia, Intervention Teacher