Relation to child study student

I used the QRI-5 to assess my child study student’s comprehension. Within this assessment, there is a retelling portion and questions about the selection the student reads. My student’s fluency affected her comprehension of the passage. Because she is still reading on a somewhat word-by-word basis, she cannot focus her attention on using strategies to draw meaning from the text. At one point, my student even noted that she “can’t remember anything after she reads.” She needs more practice with the foundational skills of reading before she can move on to comprehension. On the other hand, when I read her books aloud, her comprehension skills are phenomenal, even for books well above her grade level. I concluded that her oral comprehension skills are more advanced than her reading comprehension skills, which is normal. Children understand oral language before they understand written language.

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