Learning to read is a fun and exciting time in a child’s life. While children need to be able to decode and read words accurately and fluently, it is important that they be able to understand what they are reading. The goal of reading is to understand text for enjoyment and/or gathering information. This cannot happen unless children comprehend what they read. Good readers think about what they are reading, make connections to what they already know, and apply their knowledge of vocabulary and language to make sense of what they read. The activities in this book will help your child develop efficient comprehension strategies so he or she can become a better reader.
Upon your child’s completion of each activity, use the provided incentive chart and stickers to track progress and celebrate your child’s success.
Whether students need extra practice with grade-level skills or a head start on next year, Stick Kids® Workbooks offer engaging activities, games, and puzzles that help make learning lots of fun. Each 56-page book features full-color activities, a list of the skills, and an explanation of why those skills are important for development. Also included are helpful tips, an answer key, a handy tracking sheet, stickers for acknowledging achievements, and appearances by the lovable Stick Kids!
These right-sized (7” x 9”) skill practice workbooks are perfect for use at school, or as entertaining activities on the go. Tuck them into a backpack, purse, or travel bag. Great for school breaks, vacations, and year-long practice.
- Picture clues
- Reading for details
- Main idea
- Following directions
- Cause and effect
HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT LEARNING
- As you read with your child, encourage him or her to use the pictures and the text
to make and check predictions.
- Have your child connect his or her life experiences to the events and information in the text and describe how they connect.
- After your child has read the text, have him or her retell it in his or her own words.
- Ask questions such as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate your child’s understanding of important details in the text.
- If your child has trouble answering a question, have him or her reread the text or use the pictures as clues.