Comprehension, or extracting meaning from what one read, is the ultimate goal of reading. The process of comprehension is both interactive and strategic. Rather than passively reading text, readers must analyze it, internalize it and make it their own. To read with comprehension, developing readers must be able to read with some proficiency and for that, they require qualitative and frequent boosting.
Here are 7 Tips on how to boost student’s reading comprehension
1- Teach students to co-relate things while reading. Because, when one correlates it is easier to engage as they already know what they are reading.
2- Narrate the content through storytelling as it makes the text appear more interesting.
3- Ask questions related to the text. This will help them remember and understand the text better.
4- Ask students to locate and highlight the words, sentences, and paragraphs.
5- Ask students to narrate the text they read in their own words.
6-Encourage them to re-read the text they find difficult to understand.
7- Encourage frequent questions as it will generate curiosity.
To learn comprehension strategies, students need modeling, practice, and feedback. These tips will certainly ascend the students grasping of what they are reading and will help them associate the words on the page with the words they have heard and the ideas they represent.