In addition to developing the ability to recognise letter sounds, decode words and read with intonation and expression, it is also important to develop understanding of what has been read. There are 6 key strategies that are taught in order to help develop good reading comprehension:
When reading at home, it would be useful to talk to your child about these strategies and share your thoughts and ask what your child’s thoughts are. In your child’s reading record it would be great if you were able to make a comment on the discussion you had about one of these strategies after reading some of the text. Click on the strategy for some ideas of questions and discussions you could have and examples of the types of comments in the home reading record you could make.