Reading Comprehension

If you child is reading above about Level 16 and relatively fluently, the focus moves more from decoding the words in the story, to understanding the increasingly complex stories as they read. You may want to check out the website 'Into the Book' to help develop these comprehension strategies. Talking about the books with your child after you read with them and asking them a few questions is also a really good idea, with readers at any level.

The books are get longer from about Level 16 and you may want to keep the readers longer than one night. They should also start challenging themselves by reading short, simple chapter books that interest them. If these books interest them more than their readers, don't feel you have to make them read the readers. As long as they are reading every night, it doesn't matter what they are reading!

It has been amazing to watch Room 8 kids progressing so well in their reading over the last two terms. The reading you do with them at home plays a huge part in this- so thank you all for doing such a wonderful job!

Room 8

Room 8 is a Year 1 and 2 class at Hampden Street School in Nelson, New Zealand.

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