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Improve Reading Comprehension
Help your child improve reading comprehension: a crucial reading skill, especially as he gets older & needs to glean information from books.
Here are six tips to improve reading comprehension in your early reader:
1.Have him read aloud. This forces him to go slower, which gives him more time to process what he reads, which improves reading comprehension. Plus, he’s not only seeing the words, he’s hearing them, too. You can also take turns reading aloud.
2.Provide the right kinds of books. Make sure your child gets lots of practice reading books that aren’t too hard. She should recognize at least 90 percent of the words without any help. Stopping any more often than that to figure out a word makes it tough for her to focus on the overall meaning of the story.
3.Reread to build fluency. To gain meaning from text and encourage reading comprehension, your child needs to read quickly and smoothly – a skill known as fluency. By the beginning of 3rd grade, for example, your child should be able to read 90 words a minute. Rereading familiar, simple books gives your child practice at decoding words quickly, so she’ll become more fluent in her reading comprehension.
Reluctant Readers Allowed
Learn 5 ways to gently build your child’s reading confidence. By Allison McDonald
When children are learning to read independently, some will attempt it happily, accepting correction with ease and without fear of making mistakes. Some, though, will not. Many children will shy away from reading out loud because of a lack of confidence. This lack of confidence is not an indicator of their ability. Many children who are reluctant to read out loud are great readers; however, they have a desire to be perfect and don’t want to mess up.
It can be heartbreaking for parents to watch their children struggle with reading confidence, but the more you push them to read to you, the more they clam up and refuse. Even though my son was an early reader, he was not always eager to read out loud around my husband or me. He is a born perfectionist, and while so many things come naturally, his desire to do them perfectly from the start can hamper his efforts. Here are five things we did to encourage my son to read aloud, and I would suggest them to any parent facing a similar situation at home.
1. Don’t push your child. When reading with your child, don’t force him to read. Instead make sure that you are next to each other and he is following along with you as you read. Trace your finger along the text as you read.
2. Give him privacy. Give him time alone to read without an audience. Respect his privacy to read alone.
3. Read to a different audience. Suggest that he read to a puppy, younger sibling, or stuffed animal. None of these judge or know if a word was read correctly or not. This helps your child build his confidence. My son built so much confidence by reading to his baby sister. Now even though his confidence is no longer an issue, he still reads to her often. Everyone wins!
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The first 5 readers to answer these Questions below will win a Free Book.
Leave your answer below with the age and gender of your child. (No age/gender listed another will be selected)
Q1. How many books are in your child’s library?
Q2. What percentage of chapter books or non chapter books is in your child’s library?
Q3. How many classics should be included in my child’s library?
Q4. How many bedtime books do you have to help your baby go to sleep at night?
Q5. When my child gets home from school, the first thing she likes to do is:
A) Read a book
B) Draw a picture or watch TV
C) Do a puzzle
D) Swing on the swings, jump on the trampoline, or dance to music
E) None of the above
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