Posts Tagged ‘reading comprehension activities’

Reading with Meaning – How Reading Kingdom Fosters Reading Comprehension

Comprehension is central to reading. After all, what is the point of decoding the words on a page if you don’t understand that they are saying? Yet, many programs place all their emphasis on decoding and give short shrift to comprehension under the misguided assumption that children will just pick it up. Sadly, many do not. Reading Kingdom has been…

Great books for kids contain magic!

There are only 24 hours in a day, so parents and teachers everywhere want their children to be spending their time wisely while learning to read with the best books for kids. Great books take children on adventures, encouraging them to not only get involved in the story they’re reading, but to also become passionate about reading itself.  Our founder,…

Ways to improve your child’s reading comprehension

If children are reading the words, but not understanding what they’re reading, then they’re not really reading. Educators call this “word calling” and it is a significant issues. Reading comprehension is an essential component of literacy, and until children have mastered this component, they are not fully literate. The good news is that with reading comprehension practice, this essential component…

5 Simple Steps to Teach Kids Reading Comprehension

If you’re a parent trying to encourage reading comprehension in your child you might be tempted to ask them questions about specific points in the story they are reading. For example, you might ask, “how do you think the girl felt?” or “why did the boy want to …”. STOP! This approach does not work! Answering these kinds of questions…