Teaching reading comprehension skills helps students learn how to decode the written word and gives them the skills they need to succeed. The old standby of skipping over an unknown word and trying to figure out the meaning from the context may be an important skill for beginning readers. However, relying too heavily on one technique can be dangerous. The more techniques the child has the better his chances of success.
Provide Background Information
Spend time building background information before you assign reading to your students. It's easy to assume that children already have experience with the topic, but experiences differ depending on the child's environment. Click here to read more