Reading For Meaning
Teaches Seven Key Reading Comprehension Strategies In Just Seven Weeks
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Help your 6-12 year old understand what they read, and watch them suddenly start enjoying and talking about books with genuine interest and excitement.
The teaching of reading comprehension strategies is often overlooked in schools, despite the fact that these are the key to overcoming any problems with reading comprehension. Reading For Meaning is written by a highly trained literacy specialist, and is specifically designed for parents to use at home to address this frequent deficit in the teaching of reading.
This e-book gives you a step-by-step process for teaching and practising a new comprehension strategy each week for seven weeks. The strategies are easy to teach and fun to do. You will notice an immediate improvement after teaching just the first one.
There are no worksheets included because they do not help children overcome problems with reading comprehension. You will learn how to help your child understand and engage with written text by just reading and talking together in a relaxed way. When your child has learned and can use several of the strategies in this e-book, completing comprehension worksheets will become very easy.
Reading For Meaning also shows you how to choose the correct level of text for your child, and how to teach your child to self-select books at the right level. Comprehension difficulties naturally compound when a child attempts to read a level of text that is too difficult. This is because almost all of their attention is focused on working out the words, and there is not enough attention space left to think about the meaning. If this is an additional issue for your child, you can address it immediately using the information provided in this e-book.
This is exactly what I was looking for to help my child with reading comprehension. These strategies are easy, foolproof and help my child understand. I have been frustrated trying to find material that could help and I am relieved to have found this excellent book.