I have enjoyed all the narratives I have read this summer. I am always impressed by all that people accomplish in a year. As I complete narratives and talk to other homeschoolers a common theme I hear is in regards to reading is. . . . How do I know my child is at grade level? What do I do to make sure they have good comprehension? My child only wants to read fiction, non-fiction, comic books etc. I am not sure if they understand what they read. Is there a good way to approach non-fiction texts?
I am going to spend the next few weeks on reading helps. In my opinion there is a great deal out there on phonics programs, and decoding so I will talk only briefly about that. This series will be on comprehension, sense of story, what do good readers do, non-fiction helps, and more. If there is something you would like me to cover, please leave a comment.
I think that people tend to believe that teaching reading stops once a child leans to decode. I believe that is far from true, and the adventure is only beginning. So, here to our fall reading adventure!