RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Whitney Fisher
Reply to Nakita
Fri Dec 9, 2011 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 need to be taught earlier so students will begin to know how to understand text. Students in Kindergarten who may not be reading still listen to stories read aloud so they still need to be able to comprehend and retell information.

  • 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
      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... more
    • Reply to Nakita - Whitney Fisher, Fri Dec 9 14:08
      • 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