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07/04/2019
Developing strong reading comprehension skills can be a challenging feat to accomplish. Help your child through the journey with these tips by The Tutoring Center, Pearland TX.

Call The Tutoring Center, Pearland TX at (832) 781-8809 for more information on their academic programs.

How to Help Your Child Develop Reading Comprehension Skills

Cultivate a Reading Habit in Them

The first step to take should be to cultivate a reading habit in your child. As you know, reading comprehension is a skill, and as with any other skill you want to acquire, practice is key. Moreover, if your child becomes an avid reader, they will experience a slew of  benefits, such as a wider vocabulary, improved communication skills, a higher understanding of the world around them, better grammar and spelling, among many others. Click on the link above to learn how you can instill a reading habit in them.

Create a Perfect Reading Environment

If your child is distracted, unable to see the text effectively, uncomfortable, and not in the right environment, it's highly likely they won't be able to understand much of the book they're reading. That's why the environment around them should be conducive to reading comprehension. To create it, you will need to set a clean space free of distractions, furnish the place with comfy furniture, ensure they have enough lighting, and provide the tools they will require.

Provide a Few Learning Tools

As stated above, there are a few tools that could be of assistance. Provide them to your child to ensure they have everything they need to strengthen their reading comprehension skills. For instance, a dictionary can be incredibly helpful, as it will let them search for any unknown words in the text that could be getting in the way of their understanding of it. A pencil or highlighter can also work to accentuate or note down crucial information to the text's comprehension.

Help Them Learn With Reading Tutoring in Pearland TX

Reading comprehension encompasses a few different skills, which means it can be a challenging ability to acquire. Even if that's the case, the proper academic support should be able to help most students reach a higher level of understanding of their reading materials. For that reason, you should consider enrolling your child in tutoring classes. There, they will have a dedicated tutor that will provide the attention and time necessary in a positive environment to help your child become a better reader and learner.

Enroll your child in reading tutoring in Pearland TX. Call The Tutoring Center, Pearland TX at (832) 781-8809 to schedule a free diagnostic assessment.

Take Notes About the Book

Children are curious beings that have an unparalleled sense of wonder. Unfortunately, this may mean that their mind can wander when they should be focusing on reading. To help reel their mind in and keep it paying attention on the text at hand, encourage them to take notes about the text. Writing down names, important plot points, and other similar information, will keep their mind and focus on what they're reading.

Research the References

Stories often times reference other cultures, time periods, other stories, and more. Needless to say, if you don't have those references, understanding a text can be much more difficult. For that reason, you should research the references mentioned in the texts with your child. For instance, if they're reading a story that involves dinosaurs, help them learn more about them. Having that context and reference will also improve their reading comprehension.

Employ Several Reading Techniques

In some cases, distracted and reluctant readers can benefit from different reading techniques. Have your child employ a couple of them to enhance their comprehension of a text. For example, reading out loud can guarantee your child won't be skipping over words, phrases, sentences, or paragraphs (which could easily lead to confusion). Likewise, they can try reading a same paragraph over and over again and explain the gist of it. This way, you can notice if they understood it before they move on.

Share the Experience

Last but not least, a very valuable tip that can make reading all the more enjoyable and enriching for your child (and for you, too), is that of sharing the experience. Read a book, story, or other reading material alongside your child. Then, discuss your opinions and perspectives on it. Hearing what the other person has to say will open your eyes to the different interpretations and understandings of a text.

Help your child with one-to-one reading tutoring in Pearland TX. Call The Tutoring Center, Pearland TX at (832) 781-8809 for more information.

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