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Beginning in the sixth grade, readers are encouraged to expand the range of texts they read as well as the reading comprehension-related tasks they are asked to complete. The complexity of readings also increases as learners shift from beginner readers to more independent readers with an ever-growing skill set. Listed below are three reading strategies that can be used to help sixth-grade students expand their reading abilities.
Since the complexity of readings increases throughout middle school, sixth graders can benefit from getting into the habit of asking questions about their reading. Have the child write down any questions that arise as they read, then have students ask the questions aloud. This encourages other kids to ask (and answer) questions, discuss the main topics in the text, and helps readers clarify their understanding of what they’ve read.
You can also ask readers direct questions about their readings to facilitate improved understanding of the text. For example, you might have the child read a short passage about a specific topic, and then ask, “What does it mean?” The child’s response – either verbal or written – should give their take on what they think the author meant when the passage was written. Not only will this help readers engage more in the text, but it also helps kids become more independent and thoughtful readers.
Children become better readers as they delve into many different kinds of texts. If a child shows a particular interest in history, load them up with history books. If they like fantasy novels, encourage them to read as many as they can get their hands on. Try not to stifle their interests, but also encourage them to read all kinds of different texts and topics. Providing support to learners at this age is crucial – it can be easy to become frustrated with the new and different types of reading they’re undertaking.
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Below are 10 reading comprehension worksheets and tests that are accurately measured to fit the 6th grade level.