The School Comprehension Program

Why is comprehension important?

We live in a different world today! Information is available at a click of a button. The technology we buy will be outdated before our next birthday. What does that mean for our children?
Rote focuses on a “particular” bit of information! What use is this information when it is outdated?
We need to equip our children with the skills that will help them master any information with ease. For this they will need to be able to think, comprehend and analyze. Let’s comprehend is a school program built keeping this in mind

A complete school program focused on comprehension and thinking skills.

Reading Comprehension
Reading comprehension is the ability to read, process and understand the information.

When a student struggles with reading comprehension, she/he also struggles with academic grades. Reading comprehension requires analytical and thinking skills, essential to help children make sense of what they read in their textbooks. This skill develops only with practice.
While students can use “rote” methods to memorize and parrot words, reading comprehension is essential to understand the content, its sequence, directions and characters. Moreover, these skills are required to analyze, make predictions and inferences.

Team Explore reading program uses the best content and teaching strategies.
Areas covered:
  1. Identifying the main idea
  2. Understanding the details and sequence
  3. Following directions
  4. Understanding the context
  5. Drawing conclusions
  6. Making inferences
  7. Facts and opinions
  8. Cause and effects

Listening comprehension
Listening comprehension is the ability to understand, process and relate to information one hears.
Children can often struggle if they are unable to comprehend what they hear, especially in the classroom. Good listening comprehension skills allows a child to understand what he/she hears, discuss it and remember it. Our program helps children develop these skills though audio and video clips, followed by structured questions. Areas covered are similar to those for reading comprehension.

Practical Literacy

Think of your day. How many different ways do you take in information?

What is unique about Let’s Comprehend is the fact that children get exposed to content across various media and formats. It is important for children to be able to comprehend text as they see it around them. It is more fun too!

  • Worksheets
  • Audio
  • Digital lessons
  • Video/television
  • Website
  • Books and brochures
  • Maps
  • Instruction manuals
  • Menus and advertisements

Additional Skills
Our comprehension program includes modules on coding (building comprehension skills through writing code), space comprehension and math comprehension. The focus is to build thinking and comprehension skills in as many areas as possible.

Team Explore Program Details

Program schedule

  • Introduction to each concept area – main idea, details, sequence etc. This is available as a book or a video
  • One lesson/worksheet per week in school          (30 min + feedback)
  • 2 lessons/worksheets a week at home               (20 min digital)
  • Additional: Summer/Winter program – collection of 24 lesson/worksheet (school can choose between a physical booklet or a digital program)

A little about the skills covered:
  • SEQUENCE: This involves putting events or activities in the correct order, based on hints and details in the text.
  • MAIN IDEA: Identifying the main concept or idea in a paragraph or essay, thereby showing a thorough understanding of what he/she is reading.
  • DETAILS: Picking out crucial details or hints in text and learning how to identify parts of a sentence that are descriptive.
  • CAUSE AND EFFECT: Learning what is can be considered a catalyst event or idea, and identifying the kinds of effects that this cause brings about.
  • FACT AND OPINION: Learning how to tell the difference between a personal opinion one may hold and a fact that is verified by evidence.
  • DIRECTIONS: Following directions in a correct manner.
  • INFERENCES : Understanding the difference between what is true, false and what can be inferred using clues from a text.
  • CONTEXT: Completing sentences based on clues that can be drawn from the context they are in.
  • DRAWING CONCLUSIONS: Coming to the correct conclusion after reading a text.

Teacher Support
Our team provides online and onsite support. Here are a few things we do to support you.

  1. Teacher orientation program provided to schools both onsite or online based on location.
  2. A free workshop of 21st century skills (includes a few games for teachers)
  3. Our READ team is in regular contact to support teachers.
  4. Available for reviews as defined by the program.
  5. Additional theme based support – our curriculum team will support the school with additional theme based worksheets requested by teachers to integrate with what they are doing in the class (festivals, news etc.). This is limited to 2 per month.

Program Structure
Step 1: Assessment: Provide each child with a comprehension sheet one grade below, and above level to understand what level the child is at.
Step 2: Meeting and Planning: Discuss in detail the learning objectives of the program with teachers before starting the program. This includes the various modules, why they are important and how we continue to monitor progress.
Step 3: Infrastructure test: Check available IT infrastructure and student access at home, to determine which option of the program is best for you.
Step 4: Team Explore Plan: Team Explore develops a plan for each grade looking at their performance at the evaluation stage as well as notes from the teacher meetings. Start with slightly easier level so that children are motivated. Then slowly start increasing the difficulty level as they progress, ensuring they are motivated at all times.
Step 5: Conferences with teachers: It is in our interest to continuously hold conferences with teachers. Building a partnership will help our children attain the best results.