Comprehension is the reason for reading. If readers can read the words but do not understand what they are reading, they are not really reading.
Comprehension is the understanding and interpretation of what is read. To be able to accurately understand written material, children need to be able to (1) decode what they read; (2) make connections between what they read and what they already know; and (3) think deeply about what they have read. One big part of comprehension is having a sufficient vocabulary, or knowing the meanings of enough words.
Below you can find additional information regarding how you can help your child strengthen his/her reading comprehension.
|Comprehension: Target the Problem||Reading Aloud to Build Comprehension|
|Reading Comprehension||Everyday Reading Comprehension Activities|