Are You Worried About Your Grandchildren’s Reading Skills?
Being able to read and fully understand what you have written is a skill all children need.
Not only does it allow them to appreciate a novel or a story, but it teaches them to remember facts better.
As well, when they go into further studies, a skilled reader will be able to read between the lines and ask questions about what’s not been written.
Asking the Right Questions
After your grandchild has finished reading to you, make a habit of asking them three questions.
The complexity of the questions will depend upon the child’s age, of course, but don’t be worried about making them challenging.
You might ask if they enjoyed the story and why? What was their favorite part? Which character did they like the best and why?
You could ask your grandchild if they liked the ending of the book. And, what they might change?
Drilling Down to the Details
If the child is a bit older, focus more on details.
Ask questions about dates, objects and other things which were relevant.
If your grandchild looks confused perhaps give them two options – one right and the other wrong.
For example, “Did Little Red Riding Hood take a backpack or a basket with her?”
Reading and Understanding Should be Fun
If you are not sure where to start check out the Reading with Astro activity sheets.
Each one looks at a short passage and has comprehension questions, and also True or False activities.
They were created to supplement each child’s reading program.
Best of all they are free and easy to download – just right click and save.
Check them out – Reading with Astro