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Understanding is the primary goal of reading. Strong reading comprehension is critical to student success in all subjects. As students move into higher grades, the texts they read become increasingly complex. Upper-grade texts are often dense, packed with important concepts and technical vocabulary. Students need to be aware of when their comprehension breaks down and have strategies for learning new information from text. 

Parents can help students use comprehension strategies when reading at home. Here are two evidence-based strategies to try.

Both English and Spanish versions are available.

Citation

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk. (2018). How can I help to improve my child's reading comprehension? Two useful strategies for reading at home. Austin, TX: Author.

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk. (2018). ¿Como puedo ayudar a mejorar la comprensión de lectura de mi hijo? Dos estrategias útiles para leer en casa. Austin, TX: Author.


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Published Date

2018

Funding Source

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

Topic

Literacy Instruction
Reading Instruction
Tutoring

Type of Resource

Booklet/Guide

Audience

Administrators
General Education Classroom Teacher
Higher Education Instructor
Instructional Coaches
Parent
Special Education Teacher

Grade Level

Middle School
High School