A list of comprehension skills for nonfiction

Here is a list of skills required for students to be able to comprehend nonfiction passages well:

* Knowing Appropriate Vocabulary

* Finding the Main Idea

* Recalling Facts and Details

* Detecting the Sequence

* Using the Context

* Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences

* Locating Answers (used in textbooks)

* Following Directions (for assignments)

If your child is having difficulty with these comprehension skills, check the Reading section of the catalog for Specific Skills Series, New Practice Readers, or Reading for Concepts.  These are all great materials for providing practice on these comprehension skills.


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