an early interest in them. Reading informational texts helps with increasing a child's vocabulary. Giving students time to actually read and interact with informational text is a big part of the problem. Most teachers do not allow or notice that they do not allow their children the opportunity to read anything informational. Time needs to be given to the students to make these discoveries for themselves. Allowing students to summarize a review that they have read will help them understand why they are reading the text and what they should be looking for. To expect a child to be able to comprehend informational texts, we have to teach them different ways to comprehend the text. They need to know how to read for comprehension before they are able to comprehend it. Different things work for different children; by giving the
children multiple ways to comprehend texts, a child can pick a few that they like and use what works for them. Always be there to help a student if they get stuck during the readings. Be a model to the students in how they should read. Letting students read about something they are interested in will increase the likeliness of them comprehending the text. If they are reading to gain information for something that they want to know, they will usually grasp it better. All of these ways that are given to assist teachers in helping students comprehend book will hopefully increase their reading achievement.
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read both pages?
- Fall '12
- A. R. Gurney, informational texts, Dr. Donnelly