Science-Based Instructional Strategies for Supporting Active Comprehension

Curriculum Associates provides research-backed, high-quality instruction grounded in the Science of Reading to accelerate student reading achievement for all Grades K–8 students.

In This Webinar

Learn how to identify the characteristics of students with strong word-reading abilities but surprisingly low reading comprehension. In this episode, you will walk away with science-based interventions to support active comprehension in your students who “read” but don’t understand.

About Our Literacy Experts

Kelly B. Cartwright, Ph.D.

Dr. Cartwright is a professor of psychology, neuroscience, and teacher preparation at Christopher Newport University, directs the Reading, Executive Function, and Development Lab (READLab), and is a research scholar for the Center for Education Research and Policy. Cartwright studies the neurocognitive and affective factors that underlie reading processes and difficulties from preschool through adulthood. She regularly works with educators throughout the US to better understand and improve reading, and these experiences inform her research.

Make an Impact with Our Curriculum Aligned to the Science of Reading

Provide explicit, systematic instruction for students at all levels.

Magnetic Reading

Grades 3–5, Supplemental

Spark engagement and increase confidence with systematic foundational skills instruction that moves students from foundational skills to reading fluency. 


Phonics for Reading

Grades 3–12

Accelerate learning for older learners who need a targeted approach to master decoding with an effective, efficient, and easy-to-follow program by Dr. Anita Archer.


i-Ready Assessment

Connect precise Diagnostic data to Personalized Instruction that’s engaging and easy to use.