Comprehension is important, but not always a given when a child reads. Sometimes so much effort is spent trying to figure out the words that the meaning is lost. It is important to provide children with comprehension strategies and resources to help them.
Teachers get very excited when children have “aha moments”. It is so rewarding to see them gain confidence and realize that they can do it. With the right materials, activities, and support, they are able to develop the necessary skills to achieve success.
Here are some resources that help children practice concepts and improve their understanding of what they read.
Classroom Freebie Comprehension Resources Round Up
These cute animal posters and bookmarks help children connect and remember 8 different strategies that will improve their word attack skills so that they can spend more time enjoying what they read and less time trying to figure out words.
Check out this link if you want to see the animals up close. Reading Strategies That Work
More than just worksheets. Grab these activities for teaching main idea. These can be used for many types of written material.
More main idea activities to engage kids.
Use this close reading technique to develop comprehension and find evidence.
Try this for taking notes. It might also help with preparing for tests or doing research.
More reading passages to help practice looking for details.
These passages are great for differentiation and various reading levels.
Sometimes laughing helps kids remember and when they engage they can learn more. Check this freebie out for some examplesMo.
Here is a great way to practice comprehension skills. Great for hands on reading and responding.
Critical thinking is a great way to measure understanding and comprehension. These questions would be a fun way to explore understanding.
There you have it. I hope you find these resources helpful with your students.