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Improve Reading Comprehension with the PQ4R Strategy Students with specific learning disabilities (SLDs) in basic reading , reading comprehension, and dyslexia need effective strategies to understand what they read and to remember details of what they've read. This strategy can also help non-disabled students improve reading comprehension and retention. The PQ4R strategy is a good study skill that can be adapted for students of all ages. This strategy will improve the student's reading comprehension. It also may improve recall of facts by as much as 70%. PQ4R is an acronym for Preview, Question, Read, Reflect, Recite, and Review. here are the steps:
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