Ch 19: Reading Comprehension & Fluency

About This Chapter

Let us help you review different aspects of reading comprehension and fluency. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes provide multiple opportunities to review the material so you can feel confident in your understanding of this topic.

Reading Comprehension and Fluency - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons contained in this chapter as the centerpiece of developing your understanding of reading comprehension and fluency development strategies. The videos cover all the essential topics you need to know, including:

  • Teaching and improving reading comprehension
  • Reading fluency
  • Using visualization as a tool to improve reading skills
  • Types of graphic organizers and metacognitive strategies
  • Reading strategies
  • Differentiating between a passage's topic and argument

Our experienced instructors will go over each concept and its use through brief video lessons. By using a variety of approaches, studying this material becomes interesting and more effective.

10 Lessons in Chapter 19: Reading Comprehension & Fluency
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How to Teach Reading Comprehension

1. How to Teach Reading Comprehension

Teaching reading comprehension requires instilling in the learner the use of several strategies and skills. This lesson will focus on cognitive skills and notation strategies that will enhance reading comprehension.

Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

2. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.

Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

3. Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

Many things go into making a good reader, from word recognition to fluency. How does fluency factor in? This lesson defines and outlines the components of a fluent reader and shows how fluency changes in different situations.

Oral Language Activities & Reading Comprehension

4. Oral Language Activities & Reading Comprehension

A student's reading comprehension abilities can be difficult for any teacher to evaluate. This lesson discusses verbal strategies for assessing a student's comprehension level.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

5. Reading Strategies Using Visualization

In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.

Graphic Organizer: Definition, Types & Examples

6. Graphic Organizer: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, delve into the world of graphic organizers and gain an understanding of the definition and varieties. You'll also view examples of how they can be applied to foster a myriad of educational objectives.

Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

7. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

This lesson will define and explain in detail what metacognitive strategies are and how they can be used in the classroom to help deepen students' thinking about content and develop students who are ready and willing to tackle new content.

Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

8. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

In this lesson, learn about two different approaches to reading a work of literature: big picture strategies and close reading strategies. Discover how these two perspectives can be put into practice through examples from the play 'Romeo and Juliet.'

Navigating a Reading Passage with Transitions

9. Navigating a Reading Passage with Transitions

In this lesson, you'll get some tips and advice for using transitional words or phrases to navigate a reading passage and find the main point. Then, you can practice yourself in the quiz.

Topic vs. Argument in a Reading Passage

10. Topic vs. Argument in a Reading Passage

Understanding the distinction between topic and argument is an important part of becoming a critical reader. Here's the difference, with examples. Also review how to identify the support for an argument in a passage.

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