Literacy Games and Activities

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 is a complex process of decoding symbols for the intention of constructing or deriving meaning (reading comprehension).  Comprehension is having a deep understanding of what is read. Students need to be able to decode words, use comprehension strategies and think deeply about what they read in order to comprehend the text. Here are some things you can do to help improve comprehension:
1) talk to your child about the story and ask them questions
2) help your child make connections to the story
3) help your child with monitoring their comprehension
4) discuss the meanings of unknown words
5) break apart long passages
6) talk about what your child learned when reading informational text
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Additional Activities

  • Guess the Covered word is an activity that focuses on using reading strategies to figure out unknown words in the text.  This is an activity that can be played at home with very little preparation.   Guess the Covered Word
  • These picture/word cards can be used as a concentration game to reinforce rhyming.  Vivid pictures are included for beginners.  The words can be written on cards by themselves and used as children start attending to print and move from listening to rhymes to recognizing rhymes (word chunks such as "at", "an" "ap", etc.) within words.  Rhyming Cards
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