Reading Comprehension Strategies and Tools for Teachers of MTB-MLE Classrooms
The Reading Comprehension Interest Group is excited to share our latest guidance, developed by Reading Comprehension Interest Group members from a range of different organizations and institutions. Our guide, Reading Comprehension Strategies and Tools for Teachers of MTB-MLE Classrooms, aims to support teachers to build children’s reading comprehension skills and strategies. Knowing how complex teaching for understanding can be especially in Mother Tongue Based* Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) environments, this guide provides MTB-MLE adaptation tips for the teaching of 14 reading comprehension skills and strategies, and it provides teachers with overall guidance on useful reading comprehension strategies, such as Read Alouds and Think Alouds.
*It is recognized that 'mother-tongue based education' may be interpreted to exclude children with single fathers, same-sex male parents, or children who use sign language and/or other forms of nonverbal communication, and propose the alternative: 'local languages' and/or 'languages that children use and understand.'