I am in need of some ideas to directly teach comprehension skills. I do this all the time in class with the group as a whole and with smaller groups sometimes, but I am really stuck on how to teach comprehension one on one. This boy I am tutoring now is low in decoding and comprehension. I have tried reading comics (like Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield, etc) with him and having him explain the action and the humor, reading leveled books and asking the questions in the teacher's guide, poetry, and nothing seems to be making much of a dent. I know he tries, but I (we) just aren't seeing much progress. Any other ideas would be helpful. How do you directly teach comprehension skills???