Go to navigation
It is currently Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:14 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Reading
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:50 pm
Posts: 6
Anyone can suggest me ,how to improve reading comprehension in few months . Do you think still we have time to catch up as we have few months left for 11+. my D struggling with comprehension!!!!!!! any advice and suggestion please? Does anyone had similar problem , and how overcome quickly ..... please advise me...

Thank you


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reading
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:29 am
Posts: 1330
Where do you live and which geographical areas are you targeting?

If you could explain more regarding your dc's current situation and the level of books he / she is engaging with that would be helpful.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reading
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:01 pm
Posts: 8342
Location: Herts
What books is she reading?

In my experience students who do well in comprehension have been reading challenging books so have encountered the vocabulary and some of the plot issues before.

How long is the comprehension likely to be in the exam she is sitting?

Some school never go beyond one page but others go to 3 or 4 pages so speed is absolutely critical. DG


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reading
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 9:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:41 pm
Posts: 36
Hi

I am interested to see if you can recommend any suitable books for my DD who enjoys mystery (something exciting should be happening) and literature that will help with vocab - she is bored of Harry Potter now.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reading
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 10:06 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:04 pm
Posts: 1352
Have a look at:
The Mysterious Benedict Society series (adventure, good vocab though American so my dd got told off at school for using "gotten" in stories, I loved the stories too)
Inkheart trilogy (translated from German, exciting but long)
The Penderwicks series (very gentle but things still happen, I think this is a brilliant series)
Swallows and Amazons - obviously much older but still relatable and they do have adventures - and of your daughter less them there are several others to try in the series


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reading
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:29 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:09 am
Posts: 347
I think there is a Bond 'How to do comprehension' or something like that. It has some useful tips. As others have said, reading is key and practising past papers.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reading
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 12:53 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:01 pm
Posts: 8342
Location: Herts
Try the Roman Mysteries by Caroline Lawrence, great series that will teach them all about the Romans.

It is a series, the first one is the Thieves of Ostia.

Also A Series of Unfortunate Events

DG


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reading
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:30 am
Posts: 33
My DS was struggling too in comprehension during our 11+ journey last year. Reading together, learning vocabulary and checking understanding of the text helped. We read these books - Christmas Carol, Railway Children, Treasure Island, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Secret Garden, Eagle in the snow, Wind in the Willows, etc.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2018