The Correlation Between Reading & Reading Comprehension
There is a direct correlation between a student’s academic success to their reading and reading comprehension skills. Failure to develop reading skills and comprehension of text read will critically affect a students performance in academia and beyond.
What are the Four Essential Skills Needed for Reading?
The ability to decode text
The ability to read fluently
The ability to connect letters and sounds
The ability to recognize commonly used words
What are the Six Essential Skills Needed for Reading Comprehension?
How do WiSHES Tutoring Staff help program participants develop and master these six essential skills?
Visual processing skills
Auditory processing skills
Aid with decoding strategies
Help participants understand what they are reading
Encourage students to become engaged writers while developing reading comprehension skills
The reading and reading comprehension skills listed above are developed and calibrated over a period of many years. Any child that masters these skills will over time become a more proficient reader.In reading proficiency, the goal is that as a child gets older they are reading at or above grade level and that their reading comprehension progressively improves.Because the skills listed above are continually developing, over many years our reading and reading comprehension program contains the same fundamental components for all grade levels in accordance with the Common Core Standards of Ohio.
These components are students’ abilities too:
Demonstrate reading fluency
Phonetically identify and recognize words
Integrate knowledge of current and new ideas
Express key ideas and details in writing
Craft and structure concepts verbally and in writing
Present knowledge of ideas using a range of writing skills
Apply critical thinking to express opinions and thoughts clearly and rationally