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Elements of Reading Comprehension - Chapter Summary
Whether you have a beginner's or advanced understanding of the elements of reading comprehension, this chapter can strengthen your knowledge. Entertaining lessons closely examine different types of reading comprehension and offer strategies for improving student literacy and reading habits. Study this chapter at your own pace. When finished, you should be able to do the following:
- Define and describe reading comprehension
- Differentiate between literal, inferential and evaluative meaning in reading comprehension
- Explain the relationship between listening and reading comprehension
- Share strategies for developing students' reading and learning habits
- List tips and strategies for promoting literacy in the classroom
If you have a busy schedule and are concerned that you won't have time to study the lessons in this chapter, don't worry! All lessons are accessible using any computer, smartphone or tablet with an Internet connection and can be viewed around-the-clock. Choose the lessons you feel will effectively boost your knowledge of the elements of reading comprehension. Find out how much you understand about these lessons by taking short quizzes.
1. What is Reading Comprehension?
When you are reading, it isn't enough to just process the words. You need to understand what you are reading, too. In this lesson, you'll learn about the steps involved in reading comprehension.
2. Reading Comprehension: Literal, Inferential & Evaluative
Reading comprehension involves three levels of understanding: literal meaning, inferential meaning, and evaluative meaning. This lesson will differentiate and define these three levels.
3. Relationship Between Listening & Reading Comprehension
Listening and reading have two different origins but are closely linked in learning. Watch this video lesson to learn the relationship between the two and how one depends on the other as a child learns language.
4. Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits
Ever finished reading and couldn't remember what you had just read? Many students experience this, too. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies to help your students develop healthy reading habits.
5. Promoting Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies & Tips
This lesson will help you explore various ways to promote literacy in your classroom that are both educational and fun for students. Learn a few strategies and tips to help your students read for pleasure and by choice.
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Other chapters within the FTCE Reading K-12 (035): Practice & Study Guide course
- Foundational Reading Research & Theory
- Conventions of Written English
- Literary Genre & Form
- Evaluation & Selection of Reading Materials for Instruction
- Assessment Methods in Reading Instruction
- Promoting Supportive Learning & Reading Environments
- Principles of Language Acquisition
- Emergent Literacy Instruction
- Phonics & Word Recognition
- Vocabulary Acquisition & Use
- Teaching Reading Fluency
- Reading Comprehension Instruction Strategy
- Content Area Reading Strategies
- Diverse Student Populations & Differentiation
- Reading Program Supervision & Administration
- FTCE Reading K-12 Flashcards