RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Ruth Ann Timmons
Re: Whitney Fisher/Ashley Montgomery
Sun Dec 11, 2011 16:56

Nakita, you are so right- starting as early as kindergarten to work on comprehension is important. But it is crazy to hear 5 year olds say, "I think the author wrote the book to/because..." I have had parents in conferences admit they are not sure of author's purpose and agree it might be a bit much to expect kindergarten students to know. I guess its never to early to start and when we make it fun, use props or the retell glove, most of my students do well and enjoy discussing the story.

  • Re: Whitney Fisher/Ashley Montgomery - Nakita Carson, Tue Dec 6 19:18
    Great presentation! Comprehension in kindergarten is so crucial. It makes teaching reading and comprehension in upper grades a lot easier!
    • Re: Whitney Fisher/Ashley Montgomery - Ruth Ann Timmons, Sun Dec 11 16:56
    • Reply to Nakita - Whitney Fisher, Fri Dec 9 14:08
      So true! A lot of people on the thread have been commenting on how older students (4 or 5th grade) struggle with comprehension and retell. I think strategies like manipulatives and story structure... more
      • Re: Reply to Nakita - crousejs, Thu Dec 15 23:21
        I believe that comprehension strategies and modeling how to use those should start at a very young age. I have listened to many children retell a story they have just read/listened to and quite often ... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011