Using Primer Passages to Improve Reading Comprehension

June 22, 2020

Quick, less than 5 minute, tip for reading comprehension for students with autism. Using a primer passage is a simple strategy that can be used with almost any text or story.

Check out the video here:


I've also made a free set of outer space themed reading passages that come with primer passages already written. The link is below.

Here are the resource links from the presentation:

“Drawing a Blank: Improving Comprehension for Readers on the Autism Spectrum” by Emily Iland -  

“Priming: A Way to Introduce New Activities to Students with Autism” -

Planets-Themed Reading Comprehension Activity Packet for Students with Autism (Free Download) -



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