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Reading Comprehension Cards Level 2
Ages: 11-Adult   Grades: 6-Adult

These paragraph-length reading passages are just the right size for struggling readers.  Comprehension questions develop eleven skill areas. 


  • Comprehend short narrative and informative reading passages
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There are 200 cards with reading passages on the front.  Three comprehension questions on the back of each card are coded by skill area, allowing you to informally assess your client's comprehension skills and identify those areas that need more instruction.  The reading comprehension skill areas are: 

  • Cause and Effect
  • Comparing and Contrasting
  • Details
  • Fact vs. Opinion
  • Inferences
  • Main Idea
  • Paraphrasing
  • Predicting
  • Problem Solving
  • Sequencing
  • Vocabulary

The passages are divided into six readability levels (33 or 34 cards in each level):

  • 4.0 – 4.4
  • 4.5 – 4.9
  • 5.0 – 5.4
  • 5.5 – 5.9
  • 6.0 – 6.4
  • 6.5 – 6.9

Both narrative and expository passages appeal to a broad age range and are designed to help clients internalize reading strategies.  The passages encompass a range of interesting topics such as emperor penguins, leap year birthdays, traveling with a passport, and the first paintballs. 

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200 4" x 6" double-sided, coated cards; instructions; answer key

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists With Respect to Reading and Writing in Children and Adolescents (2001), Knowledge and Skills Needed by Speech-Language Pathologists With Respect to Reading and Writing in Children and Adolescents (2002), and the National Reading Panel Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction (2000), the following statements are supported:

  • SLPs play a direct role in the development of literacy for children with communication disorders.
  • SLPs are responsible for the treatment of language-based reading disorders, including: prevention, identification, assessment, and direct intervention.
  • Children with oral language disorders frequently have reading difficulties.
  • Teacher-directed instruction and questioning has been shown to help poor readers develop independent, self-regulated comprehension strategies.

Reading Comprehension Cards Level 2 incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2001). Roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists with respect to reading and writing in children and adolescents [Position Statement]. Retrieved May 22, 2007, from

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2002). Knowledge and skills needed by speech-language pathologists with respect to reading and writing in children and adolescents [Knowledge and Skills]. Retrieved May 22, 2007, from

National Reading Panel. (2000). Teaching children to read: An evidence-based assessment of the scientific research literature on reading and its implications for reading instruction. Retrieved May 22, 2007, from




Students who struggle to comprehend written text have difficulty learning and applying effective reading strategies.  Reading Comprehension Cards Level 2 includes narrative and expository passages that are appealing to students in grades six and above.  Each of the 200 passages comes with questions that prompt students to analyze, interpret, and relate to what they have read.

The cards are designed to help students internalize reading strategies through practice and reinforcement.  Students will learn to monitor their comprehension in the presence of instruction and teacher-directed questioning.  With practice using the Reading Comprehension Cards Level 2, students are likely to generalize reading strategies for more success in the general curriculum.