Reading Comprehension


Reading is more than saying words... it is comprehension!

One of the most important things we can do to ensure each child's success is to encourage daily reading. 


That means it is okay for students to read whatever they so choose. (Even if it means they are reading below their level.)

The very first gift you give to kids is the love of reading.


Books, cartoons, newspapers, other children's work, menus, bulletin boards, food boxes and cans, the list is endless.  


However, reading is much, much more that reciting the words!  Children need to process the words and develop an understanding for the story ... comprehend what has happened.  

One way to help your child with reading comprehension is to ask questions.

After your child reads, ask him/her questions.  Talk about the material, discuss the answers with your child.  


Below is a short list of possible questions to get the conversations going.

Just spend a few minutes talking about what was read.  



1 Who were the main characters in the story?  Why did the characters act the way they did?

2 What would you have done differently if you were the main character?

3 Can you make any predictions about the story?

4 What is the message the author was trying to get us to think about?

5 What details in the illustrations helped clarify the story?

6.  Could you make any connections with any character in the  story? Why?