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Novel units to improve reading comprehension


Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension
Submitted by: Teacher
Grade Level:
Competency: Below Level
I work with struggling readers. I'm looking for ways to use novel units to improve their reading comprehension and fluency.


Thanks for contacting us. Many teachers have used Book Punch's novel units to improve reading comprehension.

Book Punch provides interactive writing lessons about well known books. Book Punch strengthens students' text connections. It also helps students learn to understand main idea and supporting details.

Among the titles covered by Book Punch, Hatchet and Island of the Blue Dolphins are popular with struggling readers.

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