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Subject: Looking to help my daughters
Date Posted: 1/29/2008 11:40 PM ET
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My daughters are in grades 5 and 2. They can read like crazy but they don't understand a single thing they read. Is there a book out there that I can read to help my daughters learn to comprehend?

 

Thanks so much

Cat~

Date Posted: 1/30/2008 7:10 AM ET
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site with free worksheets, you can print them and they can fill them in. comprehend

Date Posted: 1/30/2008 7:10 AM ET
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here's the link, one above doesn't work. www.teach-nology.com/

Date Posted: 1/30/2008 7:13 AM ET
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My girls really enjoyed ED-Con classics. They are adaptations of classics, with short chapters. After each chapter there are comprehension questions and a puzzle of some sort. I have Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms on my bookshelf, others can be found here:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/browse_advanced.php?p=Edcon+Pub+Group&l=10&s_type=b

Date Posted: 1/30/2008 10:12 AM ET
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I think you should start w/ having them read a short amount, maybe a paragraph, then ask for a narration of what they've read. Help them at first and gradually increase the length of passages to narrate. This is a Charlotte Mason approach. You can learn more about it at www.amblesideonline.org I think!

 

Lisa

Date Posted: 1/30/2008 10:39 AM ET
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Thanks so much...

 

Cat~

Date Posted: 1/30/2008 11:47 AM ET
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there is a hooked on phonics program called your reading power it is for comprehension of short stories.  the stories are also on tape so they can listen and read along .