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Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension

Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension
1. Monitoring comprehension Students who are good at monitoring their comprehension know when they understand what they read and when they do not. They have strategies to "fix" problems in their understanding as the problems arise. Research shows that instruction, even in the early grades, can help students become better at monitoring their comprehension. Comprehension monitoring instruction teaches students to: Be aware of what they do understandIdentify what they do not understandUse appropriate strategies to resolve problems in comprehension 2. Metacognition can be defined as "thinking about thinking." Students may use several comprehension monitoring strategies: Identify where the difficulty occurs"I don't understand the second paragraph on page 76." 3. Graphic organizers illustrate concepts and relationships between concepts in a text or using diagrams. Regardless of the label, graphic organizers can help readers focus on concepts and how they are related to other concepts. 4. 5. 6.

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A Couple of Great Strategies to Improve Student Reading October 17, 2012 By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog The pedagogical periodical Teaching Theology and Religion has a unique section. In fact, many of the discipline-based periodicals on teaching and learning have interesting and relevant features, which is one of the reasons why I continue to bemoan the positioning of so much of our scholarship on teaching and learning in the disciplines. These journals regularly include research findings and great strategies that address aspects of teaching and learning that transcend disciplines.

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Worksheets If you need nonfiction reading comprehension worksheets, then here they are! Each comes with included pdfs for printing in the classroom or for personal use Reading Comprehension Worksheet 1Mastering reading comprehension takes practice - lots of it! Start here with my Reading Comprehension Worksheet 1, Escaping the Endless Adolescence.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Teaching Ideas and Resources: Read the first paragraph where Christopher discovers the dead dog. Can you complete the story from that point? The book is a murder mystery novel. Find out other stories in this genre...

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” A Novel Unit “Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?” “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” Reading Comprehension Strategies: Understanding How Writers Organize written by: Trent Lorcher • edited by: SForsyth • updated: 2/8/2012 I used to lose my car keys a lot. One day my wife, while trying to hammer my skull to the wall, hammered a nail into the wood cabinet above my head.

What Does Foreshadowing Mean? Help for Teachers and Students written by: Julia Bodeeb • edited by: Wendy Finn • updated: 1/5/2012 Help students understand the concept of foreshadowing by first discussing the definition and talking about the kinds of hints or foreshadowing authors often use when writing literature. It is helpful to have students discuss examples of foreshadowing from current movies too.

Teaching Strategies: Main Idea and Supporting Details Lesson Example Question with Analysis For example, in this passage: The snow fell all night. When Bobbie woke up the next morning, his hillside was blanketed with six inches of snow. Blaring on the radio were the school closings that his sister, Brooklyn, sat listening to carefully. His school district, Lincoln Schools, was closed for the day. Mysteries VOCABULARY AROUND THE GENRE - Definitions: matching exercises - Drag and drop exercises on Criminals - Crosswords: Crime by Pascal Lapierre , ac-nantes LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, Roald Dahl SILENT NIGHT, Mary Higgins Clark

ESL Reading Lessons: Good Health Good Health Most people would agree with the definition of good health as being a state where you are free from sickness. Despite this, there are many different opinions about how a person can actually have good health. People used to only think of their health when they were sick. But these days more and more people are taking measures to make sure that they don't get sick in the first place.

"ESL English as a Second Language Listening and Reading Audiobooks" Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque It is 1939. Despite a law banning him from performing surgery, Ravic —a German doctor and refugee living in Paris— has been treating some of the city’s most elite citizens. Forbidden to return to his own country, and dodging the everyday dangers of jail and deportation, Ravic manages to hang on —all the while searching for the Nazi who tortured him back in Germany. And though he’s given up on the possibility of love, life has a curious way of taking a turn toward the romantic. Paris - synonymous with elegance, good food, and love - is described so beautifully in the eyes of Ravic that by the middle of the book you could swear that you've been to Paris.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Fremmedspråksenteret - Høgskolen i Østfold The Reading Portfolio is attached to this form for the teacher’s use, as are the summaries of “in-between” sections and vocabulary words. The following is a suggested reading and activity schedule, designed to fit into 7 weeks with 2 45-minute lessons per week, with plenty of time for activities and in-class reading. Please feel free to adjust the schedule and activities for your needs. The symbol // indicates a new lesson period. More advanced students might choose to read the entire book. Less-confident students or students with learning disabilities can use the audio book along with the novel (available on CD). ESL Reading Worksheets - Short Stories - Free Arbor Day - Marla and Tio plant a tree in the yard. Breakfast - Jack has high cholesterol and has to stop eating donuts. Bus Driver - Adan wants to retire next year when he turns sixty-two. Camping - Bears take over a campsite! Car Accident - Oh, no! Bob had a car accident, but he's okay.

The site has been added because of its comprehension strategies. Amongst this list of strategies teachers will find a concept known as cooperative learning. This particular method puts students in pairs or small groups for clearly defined tasks. Students work together to understand texts and help each other apply comprehension strategies. by cameronbourg Jul 24

This article offers several great strategies to help teach students text comprehension. It also gives links to free printables. by britto Jul 23

A bit more in-depth than the tutoring tips, this gives useful methods to get our students to become fluent readers. I like the strategies because they are not just for the beginning readers but can be used with older students as well (i.e. the graphic organizers). by amayberry1 Jul 2

I like how the strategies are explained with examples. by archie292 Mar 8

An article discussing seven strategies for improving text comprehension. I liked the graphic organizers and the related links. by mcussen Feb 17

Comprehension strategy instruction helps students become purposeful, active readers who are in control of their own reading comprehension. The seven strategies here appear to have a firm scientific basis for improving text comprehension by mholloway Nov 6

This site provides some great strategies for teaching reading comprehension to students. I particularly enjoyed this article because it is broken down into seven strategies, so I could refer back to it and scroll to the one I want to focus on at the time. I especially like how the article focuses on application and explains to the teacher how to apply these strategies in the classroom. by kham1 Nov 5