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SparkNotes is a resource you can turn to when you're confuzzled. We help you understand books, write papers, and study for tests. We're clear and concise, but we never leave out important info. As SparkNotes editors, our mission is to help you make sense of confusing schoolwork. We are well qualified to lend a hand: we're graduates of top schools, we have advanced degrees galore, we've taught undergraduate and graduate classes, and we've edited books on Shakespeare, The Scarlet Letter, and the SAT (and that's just the S's!). Our Stuff At SparkNotes, we give you multiple ways to study: online, on your eReader, and with good old books.

SparkNotes Guides: Our guides contain thorough summaries and insightful critical analyses. No Fear Shakespeare: No Fear Shakespeare provides side-by-side translations of Shakespeare into plain English. Free Reading Passages and Literacy Resources. Free Reading Passages and Literacy Resources. Critical Reasoning for Beginners. Getting started with EndNote. EndNote is a tool that helps you to collect and store all the references you have found from different sources.

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Questions to Guide Reading Conferences. Texts for Reading. Reading Comprehension Activities. Bottom Line Ask anyone about engaging and effective Reading Comprehension activities and you will get a myriad of replies and suggestions.

I know, because I asked! I asked educators and non-educators to send me either activities they used or remember being used when they were students. The good news, there are countless recommendations! The bad news, there are countless recommendations. Teaching has dramatically changed during my tenure. Academic Research For those of us who want evidence from academic research of proven Reading Comprehension activities, there is no end to exploring this path. Activating Prior KnowledgeAsking Questions While ReadingVisualizingMonitor/Check For UnderstandingDrawing InferencesSummarize/Retell (Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through Third Grade ) If the Reading Comprehension activity has one or more of these strategies, then the likelihood of success is high. Transactional Strategy Instruction. Activities for Learners.

Short stories for kids. English news and easy articles for students of English. Question types. Texts for Reading. Cracking SAT Critical Reading. TOEFL Reading Comprehension. Reading Comprehension. Open eBooks. Inference Worksheets. TOEFL Reading Strategies - Better TOEFL Scores Blog. Several TOEFL reading strategies will help you to use your existing English to get the highest possible score on the reading section of the TOEFL iBT.

TOEFL Reading Strategies - Better TOEFL Scores Blog

TOEFL Reading Strategies: Are you ready to take the TOEFL iBT? Unfortunately, many students take the TOEFL iBT before they are ready. If you can read 300 words per minute with 60%-80% comprehension, you are ready to take the test. If you do not know what you current reading speed is, go to Go to the 300 words per minute practice test. Spend one minute reading the passage. Without looking at the passage, take the five question multiple choice quiz. If you score 3/5 or higher on the quiz, then you are ready to take the TOEFL iBT. TOEFL Reading Strategies: Crap! If you scored below 3/5 on the 300 words per minute practice test, then you need to do what 1000’s of other students have done: Prepare, prepare, and prepare. When choosing a course plan, keep in mind the following: Study your lessons for the recommended period of time. Good luck! Related. Reading Strategies.

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