Comprehension is key to understanding what has been read. Sometimes it becomes apparent to parent(s) that while their child may read very well technically s/he doesn’t appear to comprehend what s/he just read. The child usually requires more time to fully appreciate what they have read.  Columbus Club helps students by breaking down the text into paragraphs.  We ask questions and help students to find the information needed to answer these questions. We help students to summarise the key point(s) made in each paragraph.  We also help students get an overview of the piece just read.  Time and practice help develop this skill set.

In all official examinations in English at a later stage, comprehension work appears in each examination even at Leaving Certificate level. This is a skill that is needed and should be developed from an early age.