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Digital Reading Comprehension Resources

Educators everywhere are asking the critical question: "How can we assist students with reading comprehension when their texts are displayed on screens?" Research has shown comprehension is generally lower when reading digitally – but in today's digital age, everything from research to standardized testing to everyday communication is increasingly screen-based. As teachers, how can we harness the advantages of digital literacy without succumbing to its pitfalls?

Below you'll find research, articles, and texts that help answer the all-important topic of digital reading comprehension.

Articles About The Challenges Digital Reading Can Pose - and Ways to Help: 

Great Books to Check Out: 

Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World - Maryanne Wolf

Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention - and How to Think Deeply Again - Johann Hari 

How We Read Now: Strategic Choices for Print, Screen, and Audio - Naomi S. Baron