Norwood: Reading Comp. 3rd-6th (TH 1210 pm)
Norwood: Reading Comprehension
Instructor: Tiffany Norwood
Grade: 3rd-6th grade
Material Fee: $35
Supply Requirements: 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 building blocks 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, foreshadowing, 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 each year, so students may continue to take the class and build on their skills.
Parents will be notified by June of the book list. I always take into consideration the average grade level of the class when choosing our books.