Ch 3: Reading Comprehension for Elementary School

About This Chapter

Help your young students get a solid grasp on understanding what they read by using these short lessons to emphasize important reading comprehension strategies. Quizzes can help pinpoint areas that still need some further study.

Reading Comprehension for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

This chapter offers students a way to review some of the different ways they can improve their reading skills by focusing on reading comprehension. Each lesson comes with a lesson transcript you and your students can use to review some of the tricks and things to keep in mind when reading. A short lesson quiz can help determine how much they retained from the lesson. After each lesson, if your student has questions that you are unable to answer, ask our expert instructors for assistance.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help improving their reading comprehension will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about reading strategies.

  • Students who have fallen behind in their reading skills
  • Students with learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about reading strategies
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning reading strategies (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn reading strategies
  • Students who struggle to understand their English language arts teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra reading resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover reading strategies your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about reading strategies.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands different ways to improve reading comprehension by completing the Reading Comprehension for Elementary School chapter exam.

16 Lessons in Chapter 3: Reading Comprehension for Elementary School
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What are Idioms? - Lesson for Kids

1. What are Idioms? - Lesson for Kids

Have you ever heard someone say ~'Did you let the cat out of the bag?~' Have you ever done something wrong and been told that ~'It's time to face the music~'? If you have, you've experienced idioms. Learn more about idioms in this lesson.

What Are CVC Words? - Lesson for Kids

2. What Are CVC Words? - Lesson for Kids

Learning to read can feel difficult especially because there are so many ways to learn how! One of the first steps we take toward being able to read is sounding out small words, like CVC words - this is called phonics. In today's lesson, we will be learning about CVC words and what they are.

Reading Activities for Kids

3. Reading Activities for Kids

Use these fun activities to help your students focus on their reading skills. This article includes easy-to-follow instructions and some additional educational tips.

Adages and Proverbs: Lesson for Kids

4. Adages and Proverbs: Lesson for Kids

Adages and proverbs are figures of speech often found in literature and conversation. In this lesson you will learn the definition of adages and proverbs, where they come from, and some hints for interpreting them.

Context Clues Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

5. Context Clues Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Have you ever been reading and come to a word you don't know, but somehow you still understood what the sentence was talking about? If you have, you've used context clues to figure it out. This lesson will teach you what context clues are and how to use them to understand what you're reading.

Listening Activities for Kids

6. Listening Activities for Kids

Developing good listening skills requires practice and patience, but it is an integral skill that teaches children to follow directions and identify important information. Use some of the fun, interactive activities outlined below to make a game out of listening and explore some useful corresponding resources on Study.com.

Reading Games for Kids

7. Reading Games for Kids

There are so many fun ways to teach kids to read, and one great method is to simply play games! For exciting activity and lesson ideas, take a look at these games for young students learning to read.

Compare & Contrast Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

8. Compare & Contrast Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Would you pick pizza or mac and cheese for dinner? How would you choose which one to eat? I'll bet you'd use compare and contrast skills to help decide. In this lesson, you will examine how to compare and contrast and the tools available to help with this skill.

Speed Reading for Kids

9. Speed Reading for Kids

Being able to read and process information rapidly will give you a major advantage in a world of rapid change. Read on for tips on how to develop your speed reading skills!

Word Building Games for Kids

10. Word Building Games for Kids

In this lesson you will learn several fun games designed to help increase children's' vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. Increasing vocabulary will improve their reading ability and help children understand more of what they read.

Word Games for Kids

11. Word Games for Kids

Playing games can actually help children develop critical thinking and comprehension skills. Furthermore, word games can be used to help kids expand their vocabulary and grammar. Check out a few games that you can use with students below.

Z Words: Lesson for Kids

12. Z Words: Lesson for Kids

There are so many fabulous words out there, and many of them begin with the letter Z! Come and learn about some Z words that you may not have known before, so that you can use them in your writing and speaking!

Fact Definition: Lesson for Kids

13. Fact Definition: Lesson for Kids

Facts are everywhere and are used by people all the time. Come and learn about what facts are, when you use them and important tips about fact checking.

4th Grade Vocabulary Words

14. 4th Grade Vocabulary Words

There are many new words that a 4th grade student needs to learn. This lesson will take major vocabulary words from several subjects and review them so that students can get a better understanding of these new and exciting words.

1st Grade Vocabulary Words

15. 1st Grade Vocabulary Words

The more you read, the more you will find new words you need to know. Sometimes, it can be difficult to remember these meanings. In this lesson, you will learn about different strategies to help you remember vocabulary words.

6th Grade Vocabulary Words

16. 6th Grade Vocabulary Words

Learning new words can be fun! This lesson will take major vocabulary words from several subjects and explore them so that 6th grade students can get a better understanding of some new and exciting terms.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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