Using Literary Texts to Teach Reading Comprehension


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What is comprehension?

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1. Which of the following is a characteristic of literary texts?

2. What does it mean to preview vocabulary?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The ability to comprehend text is an important part of the education process that can be taught using different methods. Using literary text to teach reading comprehension is an effective alternative to using standard test-preparation passages. This quiz and worksheet combination tests your knowledge of pertinent vocabulary and how a teacher may effectively use this alternative method.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be asked about:

  • Literary text characteristics
  • How to preview vocabulary
  • The definition of comprehension
  • What to do during independent reading conferences

Skills Practiced

Be prepared to practice your studying skills, including:

  • Making connections - use understanding to suggest how you could help students during independent reading conferences
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as comprehension and literary texts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding book groups
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about literary texts

Additional Learning

Deepen your understanding by studying the accompanying lesson, Using Literary Texts to Teach Reading Comprehension. This lesson will develop the following objectives:

  • Define literary texts and comprehension
  • Understand how to properly select texts to use
  • Learn about read-alouds and book groups
  • Know the purpose of independent reading