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Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension Activities

Reading Comprehension has a pyramid-like structure, and there are 5 subcategories of comprehension within this triangle.  These five subcategories become more powerful as students improve in each area. The ground the pyramid is built on is letter recognition and connecting those letters and letter combinations with sounds.  The first of these five subcategories is vocabulary. It is the base of the pyramid and is built on letter recognition; this is called lexical comprehension.  The larger and richer a child’s vocabulary, the better reader they will become. 3 activities you can do with your child to improve their vocabulary are logographic representation, front-loading, and wide reading.

Will Fluency Affect Reading Comprehension?

Reading fluency is the ability to read smoothly and accurately,  so you can have a better chance of understanding what you’re reading.  Fluency has a profound impact on reading comprehension because it makes it easier to understand the text and interpret the meaning.  Those who struggle with fluency struggle with decoding words. Their brain capacity is filled up trying to figure out the individual word. There is little room left over to put the words of the sentence and paragraph together and figure out what the author is trying to say.

Reading aloud can also increase reading comprehension.   This is because when students read aloud they have to slow down.  This allows their brain time to catch up to the words they are reading because they are paying closer attention to the words on the page. 


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Engaging in physical activity can improve reading comprehension in a few ways:

  1. Increased blood flow to the brain: Physical activity increases blood flow to the brain, which can improve brain function, including reading comprehension.

  2. Reduced stress and anxiety: Physical activity can also help to reduce stress and anxiety, which can interfere with concentration and focus while reading.

  3. Improved cognitive function: Regular physical activity has been shown to improve cognitive function, including memory, attention, and processing speed, which can all contribute to better reading comprehension.

  4. Increased attention and focus: Physical activity can help to increase attention and focus, making it easier to concentrate on reading material and comprehend the information.

Overall, physical activity can be a valuable tool in improving reading comprehension by enhancing brain function, reducing stress and anxiety, improving cognitive function, and increasing attention and focus.