Comprehension Voice Signs

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Comprehension Voice Signs

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Improve your students' reading comprehension by making them aware of the three voices associated with reading. Students use their Reading Voice when they read words from a text. They use their Thinking Voice when engaged in thought about what they are reading. However, all students also have a Distracting Voice that causes their minds to wander from reading and comprehending.

Watch the improvement in reading comprehension when you reference these voices frequently in future lessons by holding up these signs.

Physical sets include three 8 ½" x 11" signs printed on card stock and three long wooden sticks.

Digital sets are downloadable PDF (Acrobat) Document Files (Product Note: A download link will be sent via email after purchase. No physical products will be shipped.)


Watch Kristina Smekens explain how to help each student recognize when they are distracted from their reading and how to get them back on track.


Teachers are encouraged to make classroom sets of digital downloads. However, please refrain from sharing the download beyond your classroom.

Comprehension Voice Signs by Smekens Education Solutions, Inc. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at

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