What is Reading Comprehension?
What is Reading Comprehension?

Reading comprehension refers to children’s ability to understand what they read. Reading is all about making meaning. When young children are learning to read, they need to do more than just sound out the words to make meaning. Reading comprehension involves thinking about a book and fully understanding the story or information.

Literal Thinking

Names of charactersNames of characters

Events in a storyEvents in a story

The setting, or where the story takes placeThe setting, or where the story takes place

Important FactsImportant facts

Topics IncludedTopics included

Inferential Thinking

thoughtsCharacters’ thoughts

emotionsCharacters’ emotions

The author’s opinionThe author’s opinion

The author’s messageThe author’s message

A lesson learnedA lesson learned

A theme, or big idea, in the text.A theme, or big idea, in the text.

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