This article describes a pedagogical approach for enhancing reading comprehension that was employed in a Spanish heritage after-school program with third to fifth graders. This approach is based on the three components that are key to reading comprehension: visual cues, vocabulary, and oral language practice. Every week, teachers introduce STEM concepts through a read aloud of a different Spanish book. Throughout the week, students complete various STEM related activities based on the book and which utilize the key components of reading comprehension.
Teaching Methods and Strategies
Heritage and Indigenous Language Programs