Why Parent Involvement Matters
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This chapter describes a variety of strategies that can share with parents to help them to better support their children's reading comprehension. It also suggests the way caregivers can build upon discussions they have with children to further support reading comprehension by connecting reading comprehension with real-life stories and experiences. Although the text structure differs between narrative and informational texts, many of the same reading comprehension strategies can be used with nonfiction as with fiction. Since children who are in preschool and early elementary school often read picture books with their parents, parents can focus on the pictures as one source for supporting their children's comprehension of text. Since reading comprehension is so closely linked to children's background knowledge, vocabulary knowledge, knowledge of content, and text structures, any conversation pertaining to these areas can serve to build children's comprehension of texts. It works on building students' use of multiple comprehension strategies in the classroom.