International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Strategies to Enhance Kindergarten Children’s Reading Comprehension
Chhanda Islam, PhD; Mi-Hwa Park, PhD

The early years are critical in improving reading comprehension (Gullo, 2006). Children in the kindergarten year begin to understand that texts represent meanings and that words are often helpful in conveying information (Jacobs & Crowley, 2010). The children start to develop an ability to comprehend the contents of the books and apply their understanding to new situations on the basis of their background knowledge, vocabulary skills, reasoning and analytical skills, imagination, and judgment skills (Tomlinson, 2014). Engaging kindergarten children incomprehension can increase their ability to be good readers as well as encourage them to enjoy reading books (Jacobs & Crowley, 2010; Tomlinson, 2014).The purpose of this article, therefore, is to offer teachers/families evidence-based recommendations that address the challenges of teaching reading comprehension in kindergarten.

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