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Reading comprehension and sequencing are two pre-reading skills that preschoolers can practice. Here's how parents can help develop these important skills.
Practice reading comprehension skills by a simple activity interpreting illustrations and considering metaphors. Here's how to get started.
Fluent readers use their background knowledge or prior knowledge to help them make sense of text. Prior knowledge is a foot in the door to comprehension.
Describes emerging issues in reading including the role of decoding in comprehension development and strategy instruction versus content knowledge.
This article discusses in depth reading comprehension factors. To read and comprehend something, there are two comprehension factors: reader and text.
This article details three ways in which parents and teachers can support a child's reading comprehension.
Fluent reading is expressive, accurate, and appropriately paced. It does not cause comprehension, but it does suggest that children understand what they read.
Overviews the history of reading comprehension instruction and the failure to understand the differences between teaching and testing this comprehension.
Summarizes factors that affect reading comprehension in terms of both the reader and the reading material.  Learn about subskills and reading models to improve
Help your kid get excited about reading (and fall in love with stories) with this collection of reading comprehension worksheets.
Explains what reading comprehension is and how to read for meaning. Offers effective techniques for building vocabulary skills and text comprehension skills.
Children who have a wide range of knowledge do better in reading comprehension and writing. Schools should emphasize world knowledge and not just skill sets.
This article discusses reading comprehension building activity of 'hot seat'.  In playing 'hot seat', students assume the persona of a character from a story,
Provides a list of what a comprehensive assessment should include when evaluating a child for special education.
This article discusses how teachers use RAFT (role, audience, format, and topic) to design projects and to enhance students' reading comprehension.
Summarizes five important factors in developing capable readers including word identification, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and motivation.
Provides a table outlining the locational prepositions understood by children aged 24 months to five years.
Refresh important reading comprehension skills with this collection of printable story maps. Raising a reader has never been so rewarding!
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