Improving Reading Comprehension

A great idea came out today on the TILO listserv regarding reading comprehension using Google Docs “Blackout”. The post gives step-by-step directions on how to create a “blackout”. The only thing I would change is where to find your articles. Why, INFOhio, of course! EBSCOHost has several databases geared to grade level: Explora K-5, Explora 6-8 and Explora 9-12. Use an advanced search to find an appropriate lexile level, then let the lesson begin. Here are the directions: Thank-you, Eric Curts, for this contaltachidea!