Reading comprehension techniques as recommended by The Report of Reading Panel 2000 are incorporated in the English program:
Actively connect ideas in print to their prior knowledge and experiences.
Construct mental representations.
Use cognitive strategies.
Use reason strategically when their comprehension breaks down.
The program also uses a multiple-strategy method including use of graphic and semantic organizers, retelling, posing questions, use of story structure, summarization, identify stated main ideas or derive implied main ideas etc.