Reading comprehension is the goal of reading. Reading comprehension is the ability to extract meaning from written words. Fluency and vocabulary play an important role in reading comprehension.
Many people enjoy reading non-fiction books. Developing comprehension skills can help with acquiring meaning from informational texts. Summarizing, inferencing, sequencing, comparing and contrasting, drawing conclusions, distinguishing between fact and opionion, relating background knowledge, and identifying the main idea, supporting details, and important facts are all important skills for comprehension.
Other people enjoy reading fiction. When reading a narrative text (a story), identifying the setting, the main characters, the problem in the story, how the problem is solved is necessary for understanding and enjoying the book.
Fisher Hill’s literacy program has six levels. Each level has a:
Reading and Spelling workbook
Reading Comprehension workbook
Writing Composition workbook
The English Reading Comprehension workbooks are made up of twenty lessons. Lessons include practice with fluency, vocabulary, visualization, comprehension, phonology and phonics. There is an answer key at the end of each lesson.
Reading smoothly (fluency) is an important skill. Fluency allows readers to think about what they are reading instead of having to think about sounding out words. Decoding skills need to be learned and practiced so these skills become automatic when reading words. Visualizing (making pictures in your head) helps readers remember what they have read. Good vocabulary skills help readers visualize. Readers cannot visualize a word if they do not know its meaning. All of these skills: fluency, visualizing, vocabulary, and decoding are necessary for reading comprehension.
Reading is an essential skill for jobs and daily life. Many people enjoy reading and say it is one of their favorite pastimes. Others read only when it is necessary. Whichever the case may be, everyone needs to know how to read. Learning to read comes more easily to some people than others. Most people need to be taught how to read. It is different from learning to talk. Learning to read can be very difficult for some people but with practice, most everyone can learn to read.
Students like our workbooks because the pace is reasonable, print is large, directions are in Spanish, there’s lots of pictures but the content is for older students and adults. Teachers like our books because everything is ready to go! There’s an answer key at the the end of each lesson and an English translation of the Spanish directions at the end of each book.
Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about our Reading Comprehension workbooks and our English Literacy Program.