Listening and Reading Comprehension Screening for Grade 2
A deep, rich understanding of text, reading comprehension, is the ultimate goal of all reading instruction. Reading comprehension can be disrupted by multiple factors, and it is the job of the reading teacher to determine where instruction needs to begin.
With these listening and reading comprehension screenings teachers can determine if reading comprehension difficulties are due to poor basic word recognition skills, poor vocabulary, poor background knowledge, poor listening comprehension, or a combination of factors.
The listening and reading comprehension screenings are normed for second grade students at the end of the school year. Both listening and reading comprehension screening instruments are intended for group administration.
Reading Comprehension Screening for Grades 2-5
These informal reading comprehension screenings are informal and can be used as screening or formative assessments.
Oral Language and World Knowledge Screening
Deep and rich oral language and knowledge of the world form the underpinnings of reading comprehension. These screenings are short and simple to administer, yet give information about the contribution of oral language and world knowledge of an early reader. You can compare your results with comprehension scores to see if struggling readers need instruction that builds their oral language.
Story retelling gives a good indication of a reader's understanding, yet it is difficult to assess in a way that informs instruction. This informal rubric for assessing retelling can give screening, formative, and summative information about a students ability to translate ideas from stories into words. The rubric assessment can be included in student portfolios and used as RTI data.