Literacy Activities

Activities to Improve Reading Comprehension

We’ve all experienced it – we finish reading a page in a book and have no idea what we’ve read. For most advanced readers this is because we are tired or distracted. However, many young readers struggle with reading comprehension every time they read. They may “read” the passage perfectly but have no real understanding of the story. Reading comprehension is an important part of achieving full literacy. If your kiddo is struggling with reading comprehension, try some of the following activities.

By Jennifer Campbell, ago
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Reading Comprehension

Comprehension is the ability to not only read words, but understand their individual meanings and their meanings within the context of a sentence and story. Your child may be able to demonstrate an understanding of phonics and phonemic awareness, read basic sentences fluently, identify many written words by sight, and still not understand what she is reading. That's why comprehension in and of itself is an important component of reading instruction. If you are wondering how you can help improve a child's reading comprehension, then check out the following tips from Red Apple Reading!

By Jennifer Campbell, ago
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The Importance of Story Retelling

importance-of-story-retelling-RARYou may have heard the phrase, “recount what you have read”. Perhaps you have noticed that part of your child’s homework is to tell you about what they have read. Today we will take a look at why story recounting (or retelling) is an important skill for young readers to learn.

By Jennifer Campbell, ago
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Supporting Comprehension – Reading Essentials #21

supporting-comprehension-RARIn this final installment of our series detailing the 5 fundamental reading skills, we’ll be looking closely at comprehension—the ability to not only read words, but understand their individual meanings and their meanings within the context of a sentence and story. Reading comprehension is, perhaps, the pinnacle of all reading skills. After all, what’s the point of being able to read words if you don’t understand them, right?

By Tammy Bennecke, ago
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