Develop Reading Comprehension with Folktales
I love reading folktales to the students so they can build reading comprehension. By discussing reading comprehension questions, you can help build the sense of story and develop reading comprehension skills! Many folktales are the basis for movies and books so kiddos need the background knowledge to build difficult reading comprehension skills. Discussions, vocabulary, and making connections happen with great stories; therefore, how you best develop reading comprehension skills is by ready great stories.
The very best thing that happens is when kiddos ask a question within the story either about an unknown vocabulary word or a connection with something in their lives. The natural conversations really help build comprehension skills. Click here to get FREE Comprehension Guide with questions to help guide your discussions.
Great stories make kiddos want to retell stories and hear them over and over! It’s so fun to hear them discuss the stories when we are at centers or a different times during the day.
Reading an Irish Folktale
Make an Art Connection
The students create shamrocks with tissue paper and gloss acrylic
First, place tissue paper on plain white paper and cover with gloss acrylic. Wait for it to dry. Trace shamrock shape on back with sharpie. Finally, cut along the black lines and turn over for a shiny shamrock.
Develop Reading Comprehension with Technology
Many of the students chose to retell the story as the shamrock. Encouraging retelling a great comprehension strategy. Click here to get a few great questions that I keep handy and send home to parents.