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        Comprehension | The Electric Company Professional Development Sessions

        Join us as we help build students' reading comprehension skills in this "Read to Understand!" professional development session from The Electric Company. Educators will learn more about the components of this session, which offer insights into the importance of reading comprehension as a key driver of literacy as well as ways to use Electric Company media to support new or existing lessons. Feel the power as you learn specific strategies for integrating Electric Company content into your unique classroom setting.

        Comprehension: Welcome | The Electric Company Professional Development Sessions

        Join us as we help build students' reading comprehension skills in this "Read to Understand!" professional development session from The Electric Company.

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        Comprehension: The Scoop | The Electric Company Professional Development Sessions

        As we know, reading comprehension is integral to academic success. Here, we discuss our role in helping boost students’ reading comprehension. We also introduce the three videos we cover in the next sections, which help us discuss three specific methods for building reading comprehension skills using Electric Company resources.

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        Comprehension: Plug It In - Prefixes & Suffixes | The Electric Company Professional Development Sessions

        Together we explore the Electric Company video “Tips from the Playground: ER/EST,” starring Reggie and the common suffixes “ER” and “EST." We discuss exploring prefixes and suffixes as one strategy to support students’ reading comprehension and how the featured clip can be used to introduce prefixes and suffixes before, during, or after a lesson on this concept.

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        Comprehension: Plug It In - Follow Through | The Electric Company Professional Development Sessions

        We discuss the importance of slowing down and following through when reading after watching the video “Pets Home Alone - Bath,” featuring our furry Pets Home Alone friends. Focusing a lesson on self-assessing one’s understanding of provided text is featured as one simple way to support students’ reading comprehension.

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        Comprehension: Plug It In - Punctuation | The Electric Company Professional Development Sessions

        We watch the clip “LL Cool J Punctuation” and discuss how exploring punctuation marks as signals to readers can be a fun way to boost reading comprehension skills. We discuss one activity idea, inspired by LL Cool J’s punctuation wordplay, where students are asked to bring sentences to life using their knowledge of different punctuation marks' meanings and intonation signaled.

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        Comprehension: Get Electric | The Electric Company Professional Development Sessions

        Here we summarize what was covered in this "Read to Understand!" session and celebrate the many resources and strategies available to help boost students’ reading comprehension. Learn more about integrating Electric Company video content on a range of topics into new or existing lessons, and where to find the many free resources available to you as support students’ literacy in your classroom settings.

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