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Ch 5: Reading Comprehension for Kids

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This lesson on reading comprehension for kids helps students improve their ability to process and understand what they read. These lessons are great for students studying for a test or preparing for a class discussion.

Reading Comprehension for Kids - Chapter Summary

This informative chapter provides an overview of reading comprehension for kids. It includes discussions on topics such as story elements, context, and genres. Each lesson is short and can be completed in the order of preference. After finishing these lessons, your child should be able to:

  • Understand the main idea of readings
  • Identify story elements and events
  • Determine tone in readings
  • Find context clues
  • Comprehend figurative language
  • Recognize literary genres
  • Find information in fiction and nonfiction
  • Interpret fables and folktales
  • Discuss what a biography is

These lessons are written by subject matter experts and provide plenty of examples to ensure kids can easily understand the information presented. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to assess your child's knowledge of the topic. Quiz worksheets are printable and can be used as a reference.

13 Lessons in Chapter 5: Reading Comprehension for Kids
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Understanding the Meaning of Readings: Lesson for Kids

1. Understanding the Meaning of Readings: Lesson for Kids

Reading is fun, but it can also be work. When you read, it is important to understand and remember what you have read. This lesson will give you steps for understanding a narrative.

Main Idea: Lesson for Kids

2. Main Idea: Lesson for Kids

What is the main idea of a passage? How do you identify the main idea? Read this lesson to find the answers to these questions and to discover what a hamburger and a stool have to do with finding the main idea.

Story Elements Lesson for Kids

3. Story Elements Lesson for Kids

Have you ever wondered what makes up the different parts of stories? In this lesson, you will learn about the different types of story elements, including characters, setting, problem, events, and solution.

Picking Out Events in Readings: Lesson for Kids

4. Picking Out Events in Readings: Lesson for Kids

Do you read carefully? If you do, you know how to identify elements of a story such as setting, characters, events, and themes. In this lesson, you will learn how to locate the key events in a story.

Determining Tone in Readings: Lesson for Kids

5. Determining Tone in Readings: Lesson for Kids

Understanding tone is a vital reading comprehension skill. In this lesson, we will discuss strategies for finding the tone of a written work and explore how tone influences content and meaning.

Context Clues Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

6. 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.

Figurative Language Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

7. Figurative Language Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Figurative language makes writing spicy! This lesson focuses on many types of figurative language and gives you some fun examples so you can write your own!

Literary Genres Lesson for Kids: Definition & Types

8. Literary Genres Lesson for Kids: Definition & Types

Reading is a magical thing, especially when you find a book that you just can't put down. There is something for any reader to enjoy! Come and learn about some of the different literary genres in this lesson.

Finding Information in Nonfiction: Lesson for Kids

9. Finding Information in Nonfiction: Lesson for Kids

Nonfiction writing is based on facts, but sometimes it's hard to find the information you want in the text. In this lesson, you will learn about how to find information in nonfiction texts like textbooks, newspapers, and scientific magazines.

Finding Information in Fiction: Lesson for Kids

10. Finding Information in Fiction: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson you will learn about different types of stories you can read and the different parts that make up a fiction story. Read an example story and practice finding important information in fiction yourself!

Fables Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

11. Fables Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Discover the meaning of words like fable and moral. Read about some notable fables and a man named Aesop who was most famous for telling these short stories.

Folktale Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

12. Folktale Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

You will read many genres of books in your life, and one of the most common types are folktales. In this lesson, you'll learn about folktales, characteristics of these stories, and the purpose of folktales, and you'll look at some examples.

Biography Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

13. Biography Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Have you ever wanted to learn about the first man on the moon? How about the person who invented the telephone? Reading biographies helps to give us information about important people. This lesson takes a look at characteristics and examples of biographies.

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