Promoting reading perception skills is mainly essential for growing readers, beginning as early as picture books. As children get older, it will help them understand textbooks, newspapers, and other more complex texts.
Mastervoc gives plenty of grade-appropriate reading perception activity books that can help your child practice, but in addition, here are six tips to clarify reading comprehension skills in your early reader.
1. Read aloud.
This helps them go slower, giving them more time to prepare what they read and develop reading comprehension. Plus, they do not only see the words — they’re hearing them, too! You can also take turns reading aloud.
2. Provide books at the appropriate level.
Make sure your child gets lots of practice reading books that aren’t too difficult. They should understand at least 90 percent of the words without any help. Holding any more often than figuring out a comment makes it challenging for kids to focus on the story’s overall meaning.
3. Reread to build fluency.
To obtain meaning from text and encourage reading perception, your child needs to read fast and smoothly — a skill known as fluency. By the beginning of 3rd grade, for instance, your child should be able to read at least 90 words a minute.
4. Talk to the teacher.
If your child is struggling with reading comprehension, they may need more help creating their vocabulary or practicing phonics skills. A teacher can show in on the best next steps to take.
5. Supplement their class reading.
If your child’s class is studying a particular topic, look for easy-to-read books or magazines on the subject. Some former information will help them build their way through stricter classroom texts and develop reading comprehension.
6. Talk about what they're reading.
This “verbal processing” helps them learn and think through the themes of the book. Ask questions before, during, and after a session to encourage reading comprehension. You can do it in a manner way by giving a gift for every correct answer they give.
- Before: “What are you passionate in about this book, dear? What doesn’t interest you?”
- During: “What’s going on in the book? Is it turning out the way you thought it would? What do you think will happen next? Can you guess?”
- After: “Can you summarize the book? What did you like about it? What other books does it remind you of? Would you like to read similar books?”