Reading Skills – Reading Comprehension
Instructor: Tiffany Norwood
Email: tnorwood11@ hotmail.com
Grades: 3rd-6th grade
Time: 12:10- 1:00
Monthly Cost: $25
Material Cost: $20
Materials: 1/2 or 1 inch binder
Course Description: Let's learn to dig deep when reading! For this class your child must be able to read and write on his/her own. I am not teaching how to read but building comprehension skills, which must come after learning to read.
This class will cover reading comprehension skills. These skills are the foundation of good reading comprehension. It will be beneficial for children beginning these skills or as a review for children who already know these skills. Students will be introduced to the skill, then taught how to apply the skill while reading.
We will learn through a multi sensory approach so come ready to interact and learn.
Skills are: genre, author’s purpose, narrative elements, relating to text, prediction, fact and opinion, sequencing, compare/contrast, problem/solution, supporting details, cause and effect, main idea, context clues, character analysis, inferences, theme/moral, summarizing, author’s style/tone, and figurative language. We will go over these skills the first half of the year through different texts. The second half of the year we will dig deeper using all of these skills as we read 3-4 different chapter books.
I rotate the books we use: This year I plan to use Balto(It is ok if your child has read this. I will use this as an easy book to teach the skills in depth), Frindle, In Grandma’s Attic, Freedom Crossing, and Ben & Me.
*I may switch out a book based on the class level and/or what the students have read. You will receive the final list in August.