It is an excellent life lesson for your child to learn to read and comprehend books. We know the importance of reading for children, but it is equally vital to understand what they read. And helping your child learn their reading helps model for them good thinking habits.
Reading Comprehension Video
In this video from our Director Elementary Language Arts, Susan Kelly, she explains how you can help your child read and comprehend their books.
When we talk about reading, we always emphasize the importance of reading with your child. It helps build vocabulary, increase their world knowledge, and heighten their understanding of people and cultures. There is also another essential skill for them to learn called reading comprehension. Parents can achieve this using a comprehension conversation.
How to Practice Reading Comprehension
A comprehension conversation helps us with discussion before, during, and after reading to our child.
- Before You Read – “Sneak Peek” – Where children make predictions.
- During Reading – Stop during your conversation and discuss what is happening in the story.
- After Reading – What did we learn? What is the lesson of the book?
Reading comprehension is a valuable skill to teach your child. Not only will they become a better reader, but they will become a better thinker as well.