Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Preschool activities that encourage reading comprehension

It's Wednesday, and here at Preschool Ponderings, that means time to focus on the standards.  Every Wednesday I choose an Early Learning Standard and share a number of activities that can be aligned with that particular standard.  Remember, the Standards that I use every day, and am most comfortable with are Ohio's Early Learning Development Standards - you can review them here, however I've found that even if your State's standards differ, many of these activities can still be aligned similarly. I've rounded up some great ideas today!

Domain: Language and Literacy
Strand: Reading
Topic: Reading Comprehension

This standard covers skills such as being able to answer questions about a selection that has been read, identifying characters, understanding the difference between fantasy and reality, and labeling the parts of a book.  So many language and literacy activities that we implement in the classroom have to do with letter recognition and phonics, this standard makes sure that we are preparing children to understand what they read, and enjoy it too!

Here are some great ideas for building reading comprehension skills; 

Make a storytelling bracelet to help children recall different parts of a story. 

Make reading active by taking a story walk

 Make book art

Make character puppets so children can retell the story

All of these ideas can be done with the books that you have in your classroom library, and are guaranteed to make reading fun!


  1. Hi Erin! Loving these ideas. I've used a few of them with my K students in the past and they just loved them, especially the storytelling bracelet! I've never done an outdoor story walk but think it sounds fantastic! Thanks so much!

    Lattes and Lunchrooms

    1. I'm glad this post was helpful Kelly! The story walk idea was new to me too, but it looks like fun!

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  3. Love the idea of retelling the story using rainbow beads