Reading comprehension

This week’s lessons will focus on reading comprehension. When a child has acquired the ability to comprehend what is being read or what is being read to them, they are able to understand text, recall details and events and they are able to effectively communicate ideas regarding the story. Comprehension skills come with a great deal of practice. Provide your child lots of opportunities to predict what a story will be about or what event might be coming next and discuss their predictions. Allow your child to retell (in their own words) a favorite, familiar story. Identify characters in stories, discuss where stories take place (setting), and stop to talk about difficult/new vocabulary. Look at artwork within a book and relate it to the text. It is most important that you read daily to your child!

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