Exploring Comprehension Skills provides direct, explicit instruction of reading comprehension skills as specified in the Reading Next recommendations. Passages are written one level below grade-level so students can concentrate on developing comprehension strategies rather than decoding. Lessons walk students through each comprehension skill-such as how to find a fact, identify the main idea, or make an inference-and a writing exercise accompanies each unit. Lesson formats are varied for each skill to keep students interested, while practice test formats match those used for standardized testing. 128 pages.