Why is reading comprehension essential?

Reading comprehension can help students expand their vocabulary, better understand the author’s purpose and message, and expand their reading skills. It can also help improve writing skills by exposing students to different writing styles and structures. In addition, regular reading has been shown to improve brain connectivity, increase vocabulary and comprehension, empower empathy with other people, aid in sleep readiness, reduce stress, lower blood pressure and heart rate, fight depression symptoms and prevent cognitive decline as you age. And, READING IS FUN! Do you need any better reason?

The resources listed here include, among other activities, worksheets with the license to reproduce for your students, allowing you to keep a master copy for yourself for repeated use.