Comprehension is the ability to read text quickly, accurately and with proper expression and is the bridge between word recognition and comprehension. Fluency emerges gradually over time through supported and repeated practice in automatic word recognition. The goal of fluent reading is to recognize words automatically. The first four comprehension strategies are identified through the Florida Center for Reading Research. 2005 Florida Center for Reading Research
Reading instruction in the grade-school classrooms now focus on reading comprehension strategies. One new thread that encompasses these strategies is active literacy. Active literacy is when children are engaged in the work they are doing all throughout of the day, not just during the literacy block. This is demonstrated when children are connected and switched on; they are really thinking about their reading and activities. The last four comprehension strategies are identified in the text, Strategies That Work. 2007 Strategies That Work. Harvey & Goudvis.