Ch 3: Reading Comprehension Overview & Instruction

About This Chapter

Use the lessons in this chapter to enhance your understanding of reading comprehension and instruction. If you are studying for a test, take our quizzes and practice exam to confirm your knowledge.

Reading Comprehension Overview & Instruction - Chapter Summary

This reading comprehension and instruction overview makes it easy to boost your knowledge of how to scaffold reading instruction, ways to teach reading comprehension and more. Completing this chapter will enable you to do the following in a short period of time:

  • Describe cognitive skills and notation strategies that enhance reading comprehension
  • Explain how to match reading strategies to different types of texts
  • Differentiate between the literal, inferential and evaluative levels of understanding
  • Share strategies for making predictions based on information from a reading selection
  • List and describe strategies for scaffolding reading instruction
  • Identify and discuss instructional strategies for summarizing and note-taking

Enjoy around-the-clock access to our lessons in a secure online environment. This chapter's flexibility lets you study any time and visit as often as you'd like via your computer, smartphone or tablet. As you study each lesson, find out how well you understand its contents by taking multiple-choice quizzes. Our practice exam can ensure you fully understand all the lessons in this chapter.

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: Reading Comprehension Overview & Instruction
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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.

Matching Reading Strategies to Different Text Types

2. Matching Reading Strategies to Different Text Types

How a reader approaches text depends on the type of text they are reading and the purpose for reading. In this lesson, we will examine how to select reading strategies based on the content and purpose of the text.

Reading Comprehension: Literal, Inferential & Evaluative

3. 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.

How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

4. How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

Making predictions when reading is an important reading comprehension strategy. In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important and how to model and practice it.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

5. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

Ever heard the phrase 'reading is the gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.

Instructional Strategies for Summarizing & Note-Taking

6. Instructional Strategies for Summarizing & Note-Taking

Note-taking and summarizing is an important skill for students. This lesson will highlight techniques for each and show how teachers can effectively instruct students on the use of these skills.

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