When introducing your child to a challenging text, take some time and provide adequate exposure to what he/she will be reading.  First, ask your child to read the title to the text aloud, then discuss what they think the story will be about.  Then YOU read the entire text to your child first as he/she listens.  Ask your child to read it silently a second time then aloud for a third time of reading (this is not overkill – children need this).  Discuss the text and ask your child to retell the complete story.  This way you will know if he/she understand what they have read.  By doing this, you will give your child ample opportunity to understand (comprehend) what has been read. 

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