Help your child Master Reading Comprehension
1.Remember the 5 W’s.Ask who, what, when, where, & why questions about the story.
2. Retell the StoryRetell the story using the words beginning, middle &end.
3.Describe the Characters & Major Events in the Story.Relate the character or event to real life. ie: “That reminds me of….”
4.Ask them how the story makes them feel & why.ie:This makes me feel ____because….......
5.Categorize the text as fiction, informational text or poetry.What clues in the story helped you figure it out?
6.Identify who the speaker in the story is?
Who is telling the story? What do we know about ____?
7.Discuss what is learned from the illustrations that is not in the text.What can you learn from the pictures that is not in the text?
8.Compare and contrast characters in the story.How are the characters alike? different?
9.Make predictions about what will happen next.What do you think will happen next? Were your predictions right?
10.Draw a picture about the story.Tell me about your picture.
The best part of it is that these strategies are aligned to Common Core and Florida Strategies to go along with the Standard Based Performance Scales you can find in my store. The Kindergarten bundle is available now. The rest are coming soon. Stay tuned.
You can read more about how I write Performance Scales here.