19 Hacks to Improve Your Kids Reading Comprehension Skills

Are you looking for hacks to improve your kids’ reading comprehensions skills? If so, keep reading.

1. Present new words and their meanings to the learner before reading new content.

2. Teach the learner to think about the reading selection and forecast what will happen prior to reading the selection.

3. Select a peer tutor to study with the learner for exams, tests, etc.

4. Provide the learner time to read a selection more than once. Place emphasis on accuracy, not speed.

5. Compose notes and letters to the learner to give reading content that they will want to read for comprehension. Students may be encouraged to write notes and letters to classmates at a time set aside each day, once a week, etc.

6. Get the learner to outline, underline, or highlight essential points in written content.

7. Teach the learner to use context clues to find the meanings of words and phrases not known.

8. Teach the learner to use related learning experience s in their classes (e.g., filmstrips, movies, recordings, demonstrations, discussions, lectures, videotapes, etc.). Urge teachers to give alternative learning experience s for the learner.

9. Separate the learner at several points throughout a reading selection to check for comprehension.

10. Utilize a sight-word vocabulary approach to teach the learner keywords (e.g., circle, underline, match, etc.) and phrases when reading directions and instructions.

11. Get the learner to find words they do not comprehend. Get them to find the definitions of these words in the dictionary.

12. Get the learner to work with a peer and teacher. The first learner will dictate a short paragraph to be typed by the teacher and will also compose a comprehension question. The second learner, after listening to the process, will read the story orally and answer the comprehension question. Then learner roles can be reversed.

13. Get the learner to match vocabulary words with images representing the words.

14. Give the learner written directions After learning activities that target concrete experiences (e.g., following a recipe, following instructions to put a model together, etc.) to enable comprehension.

15. Give the learner written one-step, two-step, and three-step instruction-following learning activities (e.g., sharpen your pencil, open your text to page 121, etc.).

16. Utilize reading sequence content with high interest, low vocabulary for the older learner.

17. Consider using AI to teach reading comprehension.

18. Consider using Alexa to teach reading skills.

19. Try using one of our many apps designed to teach literacy skills and help students with reading issues:

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