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Learning

"Click or Clunk?": A Student Comprehension Self-Check

Students periodically check their understanding of sentences, paragraphs, and pages of text as they read. When students encounter problems with …

Teaching

Guided Comprehension: Monitoring Using the INSERT Technique

OVERVIEW<p>While students in grades 4–6 often have the necessary skills to decode words, they sometimes struggle with comprehending the words they have …

Teaching

Explicit Comprehension Strategy Instruction | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z

Activate students' prior knowledge of the topic addressed in your selected passages.<p><i>"Let's look at the title of this chapter and a few of the</i> …

Key Literacy Component: Text Comprehension | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z

How can instruction help adolescent students with text comprehension?<p>Although many struggling adolescent readers need more specific and intense …

ReadingOnline Redirect

Instruction of Metacognitive Strategies Enhances Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Achievement of Third-Grade Students

Comprehension is the reason for reading, and vocabulary plays a significant role in comprehension (National Institute of Child Health and Human …

Make Reading Count

Transcript<p>Video Introduction<p><b>Teacher:</b> What does the sea otter do to prepare lunch?<p><b>Delia Pompa:</b> What are the best ways to teach our students how to …

Teaching Metalinguistic Awareness and Reading Comprehension with Riddles

As a 6-year-old, I was obsessed with knock-knock jokes. I laughed uproariously whenever I heard one, no matter how inane.<p>Knock knock.<br>Who's …

Double-Entry Journals

Classroom Strategies<p>Print a Graphic Organizer<p>Word Doc (111 KB)<br>• PDF (122 KB)<br>• A completed example (123 KB)<p>Background<p>The Double-Entry Journal strategy …

Direct, Explicit Comprehension Strategy Instruction

Comprehension strategies are routines and procedures that readers use to help them make sense of texts. Struggling adolescent readers need direct, …

Teaching

Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension

1. Monitoring comprehension<p>Students who are good at monitoring their comprehension know when they understand what they read and when they do not. …

Pairing Texts with Movies to Promote Comprehension and Discussion

Thematic pairings of novels/short stories with movies can help students access difficult texts and can lead to deeper comprehension and lively …

Reading Comprehension Guide, strategies & Worksheets

<b>Reading comprehension</b> is perhaps one of the most critical skills a student can master. Without a firm grasp on the comprehension process, learners …

Pearson Prentice Hall: eTeach: Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension

Scaffolding: Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension Skills<p>INTRODUCTION<p>Remember the adventures that lived and breathed between the pages of a …

Teaching

How to Create a Classroom Literature Circle

Noe advises teachers to give students one thing to think about and put the emphasis on the conversation, starting with a five- or ten-minute …

Teaching

Comprehension Instruction: What Works

References<p>Click the "References" link above to hide these references.<p>Anderson, R.C., & Freebody, P. (1981). Vocabulary knowledge. In J.T. Guthrie …

Teaching

Elementary English & Reading, Elementary Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Strategies

Elementary Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Strategies<p>In this set of video vignettes, Virginia elementary teachers demonstrate vocabulary and …

Think-Pair-Share | Classroom Strategy

Decide upon the text to be read and develop the set of questions or prompts that target key content concepts.<p>Describe the purpose of the strategy and …

What Is Effective Comprehension Instruction?

Explicit, intensive, persistent instruction<p>To become good readers, most students require explicit, intensive, and persistent instruction.[1] In …

Teaching

8 Excellent iPad Apps to Enhance Students Reading Comprehension Skills

September 30, 2014<br>After posting about web based tools to enhance students reading comprehension skills, I received a couple of emails asking about …

What Do Reading Comprehension Tests Measure? Knowledge.

Florida<p>The student constructs meaning from a wide range of texts.<p>reads text and determines the main idea or essential message, identifies relevant …

What Works in Comprehension Instruction

In carrying out its analysis of the extant research in reading comprehension, the NRP noted three predominant themes in the research on the …

Graphic Organizers

Help your students children classify ideas and communicate more effectively. Use graphic organizers to structure writing projects, to help in problem …

Teach the Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers

To improve students' reading comprehension, teachers should introduce the seven cognitive strategies of effective readers: activating, inferring, …