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    Comprehension Practice at Home
    Posted on 03/21/2021
    stack of books with Bulldog Readers text

    Comprehension Practice at Home

    Choose a book from school, part of a favorite book, or an interesting article to practice reading out loud.

    Read aloud often, in any language, then share out the key ideas to show your child what you take away from the text.

    When you are reading aloud to your child or when your child is reading aloud to you, use the after reading questions.

     

     

    Fiction (Ex: a story)

    Choose a page or section in the text to read with your child or have your child read aloud.

    • When finished reading a section, ask your child, “What happened so far?” Ask, “where did you learn that in the text or illustrations?”
    • Continue reading one section at a time, asking, “What happened so far?” after each section. Ask, “where did you learn that in the text or illustrations?”
    • After reading the whole text, ask, “What happened in the beginning, middle and end of the story?” Ask, “where did you learn that in the text or illustrations?”

    Non-Fiction (Ex: a science article)

     

    Choose a paragraph in the text to read with your child or have your child read aloud.

    • When finished reading a section, ask your child, “What is this section about?” Ask, “what in the text or photographs makes you say that?”
    • Continue reading one section at a time, asking, “What is this section about?” after each section.
      Ask, “what in the text or photographs makes you say that?”
    • After reading the whole text, ask, “What did you learn about [TOPIC OF THE TEXT] in the text?”