Reading is the most important skill we need in life. Whether reading books, magazines, newspapers, road signs, street signs, paperwork, news headlines etc. we can't get very far if our reader sensors are blocked. I'm surprised at how many people, both children and adults, struggle with their reading, and ultimately, comprehension. There are those who can read quite well, but are at a loss to explain what it is that they have read. I have assisted over the years in school reading in various places. One thing I always do is to stop them and ask if they understand what they are reading. Sadly, many times the answer is no. For me, I was always a top English student, both at primary and high school, so I haven't had the struggle. I just loved English, spelling, comprehension, writing stories and poetry. However, just because I haven't had the struggle myself doesn't mean I don't care. Quite the opposite. I am passionate about raising good readers. Have a look at my Facebook friend Sandra Bennett's FB page Raising Awesome Readers. She is passionate as well. Today I'm sharing a graphic that she shared on her page. A helpful way to diagnose children's understanding and help them along their reading journey.