- Pay attention to ACCURACY
– Don’t eliminate prefixes/suffixes
– Don’t skim over words or eliminate any
– Don’t add random words where you think they belong because this can change the entire sentence.
- Read with Appropriate EXPRESSION
– Ensure that your reading isn’t robotic and you are reading sentences, not words
- Pay attention to PUNCTUATION marks
– Look for commas and periods
– Identify any bold or larger text
- Read at a NATURAL PACE
– Do not speed through but try to read as though you are having a conversation.
- COMPREHEND what you are reading
– If you don’t understand, go back a few sentences and re-read
– Ensure you are understanding what you read
– Read with the intent to understand the story and learn from it.
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I’ve started asking my toddler basic questions after we’ve read a few of her favourite books to test her comprehension and memory. it’s amazing how much toddlers of even age 2 can remember if you try it. She’s still not quite patient enough that for me to read eveeething to her as it appears in the book though. I guess that will come with time.
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yes, it will eventually come but its so important for us to ensure they are focusing and comprehending the story- even at a young age. good job mama. xx