"Summer slide" is used to refer to the skills or knowledge that students lose when they're not in school during the summer months. The summer slide can be particularly problematic for young readers, as they need to practice their reading and comprehension skills consistently to maintain them.
One of the easiest ways to help combat the summer slide is to set aside a few minutes each day to read with your child, whether they're reading to you or you to them. Asking a few reading comprehension questions will help make sure your child is understanding the reading.
Help prevent the summer slide with these reading comprehension questions for The Cats on Ben Yehuda Street:
1. Why did Mr. Modiano never come inside for tea when Mrs. Spiegal invited him?
2. What does Mrs. Spiegal do with the fish Mr. Modiano brings her? Does Mr. Modiano know? What makes you think that?
3. What does Mrs. Spiegal like about Ketzie?
4. Where do Ketzie and Gatito always wait for Mrs. Spiegal?
5. How does Mrs. Spiegal feel when she can't find Ketzie?
6. Why does Mr. Modiano adopt Gatito?
7. How did Mr. Modiano's feelings about cats change from the beginning of the story to the end of the story? How do you know?
You can find The Cats on Ben Yehuda Street on the Kar-Ben website, along with other fun summer titles!