I can't remember what I read, miss

“Miss, master, I can read but I can't remember what I just read.” A girl from the sixth grade indicates that she has difficulty reading comprehension. Her test results and report figures also show this. Already from group 3....

Mother was asked to read more at home and practice asking questions about the text. But mother runs into the same thing. There is a struggle. Grief and the reading motivation drops below freezing. Is this way the right problem of the girl solved?

Memory is the ability to remember information. It consists of three aspects: storing, storing and retrieving information. Memory is so important because it allows us to learn things. Memory is there for language, images such as faces, smells and movements.

We speak of short and long-term memory. Short-term memory, also known as working memory, stores information for a short period of time. It also plays a role in remembering sensory events and movements. The size of this capacity varies from person to person. This means that one can remember faster and more than another.

Long-term memory is about things, events, general knowledge that we want to remember longer. Information from short-term memory is transferred to long-term memory by, among other things, repetition, self-explaining.

For teachers, knowledge about memory is crucial to transmit information/knowledge and to make it stick to Sturies.The One student learns easily and quickly, the other more laborious and slower. But with both, learning is the same way. From short to long term memory.

Most memory problems arise due to a lack of attention and concentration and time.

Let's go back to the girl who can't remember what she reads. Since grade 3, no one has taught her how to bring the information she has selected to long-term memory. This creates stress. Lack of concentration and fear of failure. Reading more isn't gonna help.

So what does help? Teachers who together with parents look for possible #oorzaken 1. Does the child know why reading comprehension is essential? It does not make much sense to be able to decipher the words on the page without understanding what the words, sentences, paragraphs and chapters mean. Without understanding what we read, we would not enjoy reading and it would have no purpose, and boredom and frustration would be inevitable.
Moreover, if we don't understand what we read, remembering the read becomes so much more difficult.

2. Are there any problems in scanning the text through the eyes?

Our eyes follow the words and lines on the page, from left to right and line by line.

3. Does the child make a representation in the head of what they read? For most of us, this means a video or taking pictures in our heads.
The final step is the key to reading comprehension.

If causes are known, you can integrate as a teacher and let parents help. They're just not the expert!

The problem is, how do you do that with 25 other students around you in a system that assumes that every child should learn and be able to do the same at the same pace in 10 months?

Time to organize education differently and teach more consciously.