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Digital Welcome to Reading Kit: Comprehension

Help your reader develop their Comprehension skills using the books, tips and activity in this kit!

Comprehension happens when readers understand what they are reading. Readers with comprehension skills can explain what they are reading. They can make connections between what they read and their own lives. Talk with your reader about what they are reading to help build comprehension skills.

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Tips

  • Discuss - Start a discussion about characters with a question: “Why do you think that character made that choice?” “How do you think that character felt when that happened?”
  • Retell - After reading a book, retell the story together using stuffed animals, toys or puppets. 
  • Expand - Encourage your reader to write a letter to, or draw a picture for a beloved character from a book.
  • Explain - Talk about related words with similar spellings and meanings. Show how a word like happiness, for example, relates to the word happy.
  • Tell - Take turns adding to a made up story while riding in a car or bus. Try making the story funny or spooky.
  • Reread - When your reader finishes a sentence that included a new word, encourage them to re-read the whole sentence. Often readers are so busy figuring out a word they lose the meaning of what they've just read.
  • Out and About - Bring along a book or magazine any time your reader has to sit and wait, such as a bus ride or doctor’s appointment.
  • Cook - Make a recipe together. Read it together before you make it. Then read it again as you are making it.

Activities

Funny Fill-In-The-Blank Games

These funny fill-in-the-blank games are silly fun! Filling them out teaches kids about the parts of speech and activates their Background Knowledge, all while creating silly, original stories.

  • Fill out some of these funny fill-in-the-blank templates.
  • If you're feeling even more creative, try making your own games.
  • Check out the PDF file below for some quick and silly nursery rhyme fill-in-the-blank games!