I have been using Evan-Moor’s Daily Reading Comprehension series for the past 5 years. This great product works well in providing regular practice and instruction that will help develop a child’s reading comprehension skills. CLICK HERE to read my full review of Evan-Moor’s Daily Reading Comprehension series. This product is very versatile and can be used for additional instructional and evaluative purposes. This article describes 4 uses for Evan-Moors Daily Reading Comprehension passages.
4 Ways to Use Evan-Moor’s Daily Reading Comprehension Passages
1) Evaluate Reading Fluency and Word Identification Skills
Evan-Moor has the Daily Reading Comprehension series available for grades 1 through 8. Since each book is split by grade level, you have a 36 week supply of reading comprehension passages you could use to evaluate a student’s progress in reading fluency and word identification skills. These skills are evaluated in by conducting a running record. CLICK HERE to read about how to evaluate reading fluency and word identification skills in a running record. CLICK HERE to learn how to graph and analyze your results.
2) Improve Reading Fluency
Reading fluency is the ability to read at the rate of natural speech. CLICK HERE to learn why this is so important and the target fluency rate for each grade level. The reading comprehension passages can be used to improve your child’s reading fluency skills using research-based methods. CLICK HERE to learn how to use research based methods to improve reading fluency skills.
3) Develop summarization skills
The ability to summarize content in one’s own words is one way to demonstrate reading comprehension. When a child understands content, they are able to explain what was read in their own words. To develop summarization skills, also called “narration,” first have the child read the reading comprehension passage in Daily Reading Comprehension. After answering the included comprehension questions, ask the child to tell you about the passage. Initially, you may ask, “What is one thing you remember about the passage?” Next, gradually increase difficulty. You might request, “Tell me in 1-2 sentences what the passage was about.” As the child develops, you may say, “Tell me in 3-4 sentences what happened in the passage.” You can make your questions more specific to the passage such as, “Tell me in 1-2 sentences about how Dr. Suess became a children’s book author.”
4) Pair Daily Reading Comprehension with Reading Comprehension Fundamentals for a Full Reading Comprehension Curriculum.
Use the practice pages in Daily Reading Comprehension to introduce, evaluate, and practice reading comprehension skills. You can add in Reading Comprehension Fundamentals lessons as needed or teach the lessons sequentially and evaluate student progress with the Daily Reading Comprehension book.
CLICK HERE to read about how I taught my daughter inference skills using Reading Comprehension Fundamentals.
CLICK HERE to read my full review of Reading Comprehension Fundamentals.
Evan-Moor’s Daily Reading comprehension books can be used to teach vital comprehension skills. They can also be used:
- to evaluate reading fluency and word recognition skills,
- to improve reading fluency,
- to develop summarization skills, and
- in conjunction with Reading Comprehension Fundamentals as a complete reading comprehension curriculum.
Daily Reading Comprehension is a versatile product I use every day in my homeschool and I highly recommend buying it.
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