I have found the best way too help with reading comprehnsion is to lower the difficulty of the reading just a bit (being able to read it is not the same skill as being able to comprehend- it is not uncommon for a child's reading skill to not be even with their comprehension level at this age.
Have him read the story- do an activity-read the story again-do a different activity- then read the story a final time.
some activity ideas- put on a puppet show, do an activity thee characters did in the story, make a diorama of a scene, make a Story Board (like a 6 panel comic strip).
*answering worksheet type things & writing reporst usuallly doesn't do much, esp for a boy this age, from my experience.
at 6:32 PM on Apr. 5, 2009