Do Any Of Your Children Struggle With Reading Comprehension Tests? If so what have you found has helped to improve your child's reading comprehension?

Michelle - posted on 11/21/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is 8 and half years old in third grade and lately he has been having a lot of trouble on reading comprehension tests. Would appreciate any suggestions to help him do better on these tests.

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HI! My son has this same problem. I had a conference with his teacher and now he gets help from a reading tutor. His reading has improved! At home he reads to his 4 yo brother.

Michelle - posted on 11/23/2008

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Thanks for the suggestions. I think I am going to start having him read out loud to me and then maybe asking him about what he read. I have a conference with his teacher tonight so hopefully he'll have some ideas.

Autumn - posted on 11/22/2008

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A lot of reading comprehension problems are due to poor eye tracking. To test if he has poor eye tracking you can hold a pencile in front of him and slowly move it from one side to the other and back again, try to have him only move his eyes as he follows the pencile. If he has a hard time not moving his head to follow the pencile he may have poor eye tracking. You can also ask you Dr. to check for this. There are ways to strenghen the eyes to track better. I used to work for a place that tought a program called rolling into reading which helped children with reading and comprehension due to poor eye tracking. The results were outstanding. Children who were two grade behind in reading caught up to there grade level in only a few months of being in the program. I'm not sure if this program is offered in your area, but I recommend checking out if he has poor eye tracking. It could be a start to helping slove the problem. Let me know the outcome, I am intrested.

Janalee - posted on 11/21/2008

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I don't know about younger kids (but myself - as an adult) had some trouble in that area in college. What worked for me was at home I would read the material into a tape recorder. Then I would play it back as i followed along with my finger reading it outloud. Basically I stimulated all the sensory's of reading...touching, hearing, reading (inside and outside). I did that for about 2 semesters and eventually my brain trained itself to comprehend the material better. It worked for me...

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