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Reading Comprehension Skills

Reading comprehension skills are affected by factors such as knowledge of other things in life (including vocabulary), the ability to think about how words relate together within or between texts.

Comprehension skills include understanding and correctly using grammatical rules, thoroughly comprehending what one reads, following the plot of the text while reading it to make sense of its content.

Reading Comprehension Skills

​General Strategies for Reading Comprehension

1. Choose one passage; record your plan for reading it (e.g., read through, underline important words or phrases, make sticky notes).

2. Identify the information you do not understand well enough to make sense of what you are reading (make use of clues); identify key ideas in the passage and note these in VSS for later coding 3d Memo / Earlier Assignments/Midterms etc.

3. You must have background knowledge on relevant topics if you read a text on that topic.

4. Record questions or ideas that seem important at this particular time, but may have later greater significance to understand the texts better in your future readings for different purposes and goals.

5. You can be visualizing the text by reading ahead to what you want to read next, rewinding/recalling from where you have been chapterwise. This will also help if the meaning of a word is not clear and helps in forming images of ideas mentally without knowing how it has been described physically in an essay or chapter thematically.

6. Keep up with all due dates, ex: reading through at least one passage twice before the final exam date.

Strategies for Reading Comprehension: Narrative Text

1. Choose Passage: Narrative texts, read and write down your plan for reading the passage (e.g., read through twice).

2. What is involved? what point does it make? stories include personal experiences of an author I e memoirs or biographies as such do not tell facts they attempt to deal with narrative form some texts like fairy tales present God’s world story w/striking imagery.

3. Making the main idea about rereading a story /text. In the space provided, write down your plan for reading this passage. This can be a general idea of stories/novels you have already read or talked about it in class and fill out later with material from your reading at home.

4. Reading strategies: After you have read most of the text, visualize the main idea in your mind

(a) reread some sentences or paragraphs with a pencil in handwriting down what they mean/feeling their character.

5. Reading comprehension skills: When reading narrative texts, please concentrate on how you feel.

6. Select what to read according to your purpose in mind (i.e., You can use the 5-point outline for this). Prepare notes/exercises with all due dates beforehand like others when they finish their exam schedule but the word limit is less than usual since not many students will read through whole essays at once when answering topics in class.

Strategies for Reading Comprehension: Expository Text

Choose passage: Read and decide on an idea you want to focus upon in this particular text – even if the vocabulary is deficient or grammatically incorrect for me, I will still try my best in understanding it.

You must have prior knowledge of the concept emerging in this passage. Creating mnemonic devices on the flashcards, including pictures illustrating it can help you remember new words/sorts of vocabulary discussed through stories that I either read or listen to at night while asleep.

Summarizing information, topic sentences followed by points of evidence/details increased comprehension. Prewriting questions or thought processes about the passage- This is helpful for following up with a teacher in class.
Inference own words: Know the main topic and then tell what is happening in that text. Question: How does my own experience, knowledge, or imagination apply to this section (means) and how will it/they impact me?

Make predictions: When you predict, create a step-by-step summary of your prediction with predefined points if possible before reading it yourself; make full notes when I come across any new information suddenly.

Key comprehension strategies for this part of the exam?

You will not study for it because I believe it is already familiar to most students, so only using skills not improving significantly instead; since there are 2100 questions even 1 question wrong would negatively affect my score if not sure which one. So For example, if your vocabulary seems weak then read passages with obvious “big” words first (eg: da dah dum bumble bee) or easy ones ( eg: cow elephant cow), or questions if not sure.

And the key to doing any of this:

1. Speed reading: I always read the first section before answering and then maybe answer a few to amuse myself or checking that it is not too difficult for me since most people are still studying at their universities/high school, so there won’t be much time left by the end.

2. Attracting attention with active listening skills( eg- nodding), tell your teacher about an engaging question you just asked yourself noticing its impact on the story or text.

3. Using a dictionary, paragraph, graphic organizer, knowing the context of a word e “how to use different dictionaries depending on the type you are testing” means, why do you need it.

4. Struggling readers: Do not stop yourself if you don’t understand the meaning of a word, I remember when my English is really weak and reading passages in Japanese is very confusing (is there any reader who can improve consistently and be good without studying for long), but do focus on understanding what has been said: it would also help writing the research paper later.

5. Reciprocal teaching means practicing reading in dictionaries, grammar sheets with explanations, etc. It would mean that you are not only answering questions but also explaining them to your teacher or even finding faults/making corrections on their parts when asked.

How can I make sure that I am using the right kind of reading comprehension strategy when I read a text?

Notice when you read in this way, your interest will increase drastically.

Tips for different reading strategies are (a) strategy 6- learn to ignore the content of visual materials (b). Strategy 9- use mental imagery more often instead of or with text making composing notes on the image itself. Have more detailed questions ready about things that have just been mentioned, notice what is missing, etc. Give explicit instruction about inferring and predicting the list of things to be inferred, and possible prediction errors.

Strategy 10- learn how to paraphrase with vocabulary that has been understood beforehand or keep mentally in mind before text is read (b) look at anything you like: pictures, torn pages, etc.

What are the benefits of reading comprehension strategies?

Comprehension strategies are used to increase children’s understanding of the text and help them become active readers by engaging with the text on Mar 26, 2021. Without comprehension, children have no meaning from what they read.

Some of the benefits of reading include gaining a deeper understanding of a text, increasing reading comprehension, expanding your vocabulary, and improving your own writing skills. When you read to fully gain meaning from a text’s story, characters, or author’s message, you can better understand it.

Students must have some reading proficiency and receive explicit instruction in reading comprehension skills and strategies in order to improve comprehension.

As a result, reading comprehension instruction’s primary goal is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and experiences they must have if they are to.