Mommy question

United States
January 25, 2016 11:12am CST
Hey to all my mommies and daddies out there. I have a 6 year old kindergartener that is awesome at reading. After we read the story, he has no idea what he just read. He has issues with comprehension. Any suggestions on helping with comprehension, besides asking questions in the book and such.
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@yukimori (9040)
• United States
25 Jan 16
What sort of issues are you experiencing? Are you asking him to tell you about the book only after reading the entire thing? I've noticed that my kindergartner will clam up because she doesn't know where she should begin. Do you ask general questions, like "Can you tell me what happened?" Or do you make them more specific, like "Can you tell me what happened when [Character] did ____?" If he's attending kindergarten now, has the teacher voiced any concern about comprehension to you? Can you arrange a meeting to discuss this with him or her? Sometimes educators who know our kids can have great feedback and ideas on approaching situations like this.
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@MALUSE (39188)
• Germany
25 Jan 16
Good advice.
• United States
25 Jan 16
Thank you for your advice. When we first started, i was waiting till the end of the book to ask questions. But now I am asking questions after each page we read. Sometimes I read it for him and then have him read it. The teacher says that he reads very well, but his comprehension is the problem. Reading with him, I have noticed too. We have a parent teacher conference set up to figure out the next steps.