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6 Essential Skills for Reading Comprehension


Reading comprehension can be challenging for lots of reasons. Whatever the cause, knowing the skills involved, and which ones your child struggles with, can help you get the right support.


Here are six essential skills needed for reading comprehension, and tips on what can help kids improve this skill.


1. Decoding


Decoding is a vital step in the reading process. Kids use this skill to sound out words they’ve heard before but haven’t seen written out. The ability to do that is the foundation for other reading skills


6 Essential Skills for Reading Comprehension