From 1997 – 2000, the US Department of Education formed the National Reading Panel. The purpose of the panel was to determine the most effective way to teach reading. They reviewed over 100,000 reading studies to make their evaluation and put forth a recommended plan. Their plan is known as the BIG FIVE.
Comprehension - The last (but definitely not least) skill from the “The Big Five”, our blog listing the top five skills needed to be a successful reader. Comprehension is an entity all its own, and we will merely get our hands wet in the ocean that is comprehension.