Download Free TEKS-Aligned Comprehension Toolkit Lessons

The Comprehension Toolkit was developed to support students as they become proficient readers and build knowledge across the content areas. The lessons throughout this resource align with the ELAR TEKS to support Texas educators as they teach comprehension skills, critical thinking, text response, and more.

Download these three free TEKS-aligned lessons to get started:

Read, Write, and Talk. Lesson 3 from Monitor Comprehension Read to Get the Gist. Lesson 24 from Summarize & Synthesize. Ask Questions to Read Critically. Lesson 19 from Content Literacy.

Read, Write, and Talk

In this lesson, students read an engaging text that leads to purposeful talk. They stop, think, and react as they read, annotating the text as they go.

Read to Get the Gist

In this lesson, students learn to read for the gist and then respond with their own questions, connections, and inferences.

Ask Questions to Read Critically

In this lesson, students start by defining a problem in a high-interest article. They demonstrate their understanding by asking questions and discussing their thinking.