Children learn to read through reading sight words and learning to decode the sounds in each word.  Then they have to learn to comprehend what they’ve read.  Reading comprehension can be a challenge for students with a hearing loss due to vocabulary and language delays.

One way parents can work on reading comprehension at home is by asking questions after reading with their child.   By talking about the story map details, you can find out how much your child learned from what you read (or how much he/she learned by reading by alone).  Questions you can ask include:

  • Who are the characters in the story?
  • What is the setting (where does it take place)?
  • What was the problem?  How did they solve the problem?
  • What happened at the beginning/middle/end?
  • Did you like the story?  Why or why not?


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