• Reading Comprehension Strategies to try at Home

    Does your child have difficulty comprehending what he or she reads?  If so, try this strategy.  Have your child place his or her hand sideways over the passage before beginning.  This reminds the child not to read any farther in the passage than that point before stopping to check for comprehension.  This can be simply done by retelling what was read in that section.  If this can be done, have your child repeat the process and keep reading.

    Another strategy to try is to write each letter of the alphabet on a sheet of paper.  See if your child can remember an important word from the story to write beside each letter to help remind them of what was important in the story.  There probably will not be a word beside each letter, but there possibly could be.