Factors Affecting Reading Comprehension in Elementary Students


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Which is true about reading comprehension?

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1. Students each have a unique set of _____ that impact their reading comprehension.

2. What type of academic language focuses on vocabulary words?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learning to read words is important, but understanding the words is just as important. Take this quiz to evaluate your understanding of increasing and improving reading comprehension in elementary students. The quiz questions are written to test your knowledge of reader characteristics and how teachers can help develop reading comprehension.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on these concepts in the assessment:

  • Increasing comprehension before and after reading
  • How the individuality of a reader can affect comprehension
  • Academic language that emphasizes vocabulary words

Skills Practiced

Complete the worksheet/quiz combination to analyze your ability to effectively implement these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about how to teach and improve reading comprehension in elementary students
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the developmental and societal characteristics of individual readers in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as tactics that teachers can employ to increase reading comprehension before and after reading
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a true statement about reading comprehension

Additional Learning

For extra educational material on this subject, please review the accompanying lesson called Factors Affecting Reading Comprehension in Elementary Students. Learning objectives found in the lesson are:

  • Differentiate between comprehension and learning to read words
  • Learn how the location where reading transpires and the social context in which reading occurs impacts comprehension
  • Identify a synonym for background knowledge
  • Understand how academic language can increase difficulty in reading comprehension