Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension
Submitted by: Parent
Grade Level: Elementary School
Competency: Above Level
I am a new homeschooling parent and my child has always read above grade level. I was told when he was in the 5th grade that he was reading at a 12th grade reading level. But when we sat down to read the book we are working on for this nine weeks at home (Dragon wings), he is having an extremely hard time with comprehending the text to answer short answer quizzes that came with a teachers supplement to the book. He is now bringing it to my attention, that if questions are not asked in the order they were memorized or if they are not multiple choice, true or false questions he has an extremely difficult time. My son is a very bright student and has always brought home A’s and B’s on his report card. I don’t get the problem know and don’t know where I should start or how to increase his reading comprehension. Help!!
It is not uncommon for students who were considered excellent readers in elementary school to falter in middle school. The type of reading passages change and the focus on comprehension becomes greater.
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The program provides hands-on practice in using strategies that improve students reading comprehension. It is self-paced and self-advancing. Contextual help is available as needed. Students learn by doing. It is for students reading at a 5th through 8th grade reading level.