• Tips for helping your child develop reading comprehension skills.


    Have your child retell, in their own words, what they have read after reading a paragraph. Gradually build to retelling after a page or a chapter.


    Share stories you have read with your child through discussion and retelling. Modeling is a wonderful method for teaching.


    Discuss daily events and encourage word games to help build vocabulary. A large vocabulary helps build and promote understanding.


    Predicting what may happen next helps a child “set the stage” for future reading. The child reads to see if the prediction was correct or needs to be changed or modified.


    Visualizing what has been read helps the child create a “movie in their mind” Point out parts of a book or poem that helped you picture exactly what was happening in the story.