The research on what type of teaching strategy works best for teaching comprehension is inconclusive.
What we do know is that good readers:
-summarize ideas in their own words
-identify the main ideas
-self question about the ideas of the text
-use graphic and semantic organizers
-monitor their comprehension
Children must be taught how to comprehend what they read.
The Institute of Education Sciences is a leader in the research of effective comprehension strategies.