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ksld Wed 30-Sep-09 14:13:51

DS has been doing quite well in his reading now he is in Y1, but another thread on here prompted me to ask some questions about the book he read, and he couldn't answer them.

Now I don't want to put him off his reading when he is finally clicking with it, but am concerned he is reading a long list of words rather than a story. Or maybe he just couldn't be bothered to talk about a book he had just finished...

So does anyone have any ideas on how to work on comprehension of the story without putting him off? Or boring him?

brownieMum Wed 30-Sep-09 14:30:41

I have the opposite of you and my DD is very good at comprehension though her reading level has been put back buy her Yr1 teacher. You could have a go at the pictures in the book first before reading and ask him to explain whats going in the pictures.

You can also try to make him think about what will be happening next in the story before reading a sentence and to look at pictures.

brownieMum Wed 30-Sep-09 14:31:35

oops meant to say by her teacher

Cortina Wed 30-Sep-09 14:37:50

Talk about the pictures. Asking questions. Why did he? What would you have done? Alternative endings? Drawing pictures from the story.

Another one with the opposite problem. One of mine in Year one can't yet read more than a few basic words but seems to be able to answer complex questions about difficult stories.

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