What is Reading Comprehension and How Do We Improve It?
Simply put, reading comprehension is a general concept of how well a reader gets meaning from written text. This is the core competency of reading the goal is to take in information and give meaning to it. There are many different ways in which we can approach improving these skills. Like anything in this world, the more you do it, the better you will get at it. You often need to read and then receive feedback on how well you understood what you read. This is why we advocate for using these reading comprehension worksheets regularly. That is why we keep adding to inventory found here. It is also very helpful to work on increasing your vocabulary. This way when you come across words, they will not trip you up. It is also helpful to write question you may have about what you read. Is something missing? Did the author leave something out? You can assist yourself in this process by identifying the main ideas of the work and writing a simple summary about what you read regularly.
We have explored strategies that may work for teachers and students here:
How To Improve Reading Comprehension
Quick Teacher's Guide to Teaching Reading Comprehension