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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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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

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