Commonly Used Comprehension StrategiesWhen reading with your child, have him/her use these comprehension strategies:
- Always ask yourself, "Does this make sense?"
- Predict what will come next
- Check predictions to see if you are right
- Reread to see if that helps you understand
- Read ahead to see if the author gives information that will help you
- Ask why the author is giving you this information
- Draw comparisons between the text and your own life (we call these text-to-self connections!)
- Connect new information in the text to what you already know
- See if the unfamiliar word may be related to a word you already know
- Stop and see if you can state the author's major point
- Explain why the author is using this order to present information
- Substitute a known word that makes sense for an unknown word
- Make sure you understand how drawings and tables go with the text
- Ask how this information relates to earlier information.
- At-Home Reading Comprehension Strategies (docx file - n/a)
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