Katherine Wright, assistant professor of literacy, language and culture, has some tips for parents reading with kids while stay-at-home learning.
According to Wright, reading is difficult to teach but comprehension is the ultimate goal of reading for readers of all ages. Luckily for parents at home, comprehension isn’t necessarily a difficult thing to work on. “It’s the most fun part of reading because you get to read with your child and talk to them about the books they’re reading,” she said.
Check out the video below for detailed tips on how to work on reading comprehension at home. Wright gives some examples from the book, Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems, and parents can apply these tips while reading any favorite book or text.
For more information and instruction for teaching literacy at home, the Boise State Literacy Lab has compiled resources for parents in their virtual literacy lab.
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