reading comprehension

Will Cramming in More Reading Comprehension Worksheets Really Help My Child?

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Just the word “worksheet” is enough to incite a groan. Paper-based assessment often limits self-expression, as it usually involves having one answer to a question. However, their fill-in-the-blank nature discounts the importance of play and inquiry in the learning process. The way to initiate ideas, imagination and a love of reading in our children is […]

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“My kindergartener is memorising books instead of reading them. Should I be worried?”

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Memorising words is a natural part of the reading journey, especially for pre-readers and early readers. However, if your kindergartener is relying solely on memorisation when reading, that can be a red flag suggesting that he or she needs more practice with sounding out unfamiliar words and understanding them in context. Research shows that reading […]

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4 Tactics by MindChamps @ West Coast Plaza That Helps Your Child’s Reading Comprehension

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Reading comprehension can be a difficult examination component as it requires children to not only make connections to what they have just read, but also apply what they already know to answer the questions. Ms Diana Thomas who manages the curriculum and training aspects of our reading and writing programme across all centres, including MindChamps […]

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Broadening Your Child’s Knowledge Helps Improve Reading Comprehension

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You have probably heard that reading is a great way to gain more knowledge. But did you know that widening one’s knowledge helps improve reading comprehension too? It is a fascinating two-way relationship. First of all, be selective about what your child is reading. Is the reading material stimulating your child’s imagination and helping him […]

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Common Reading Comprehension Difficulties Children Struggle With

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Is your child struggling with reading comprehension? Before you help him/her, it is important to understand the underlying causes of the reading challenges that your child is facing. What is reading comprehension? Researchers have defined reading comprehension as a multi-faceted process where readers construct meaning as they interact with the text. Comprehension is only possible […]

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4 Surprising Ways Creative Art Supports Your Kid’s Reading Comprehension & Cognition

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Creating art is fun – but is it necessary? The next time that you wonder if making and studying art is really essential to your kid’s education, think again. Research has shown that creative art is often linked to better academic achievement. It improves reading comprehension as well as cognitive and critical thinking skills. Here […]