Ch 6: Reading Comprehension Techniques

About This Chapter

The reading comprehension techniques covered in this chapter can help you confidently study for a future test. Explore engaging online lessons and take short multiple-choice quizzes to acquire a complete understanding of reading comprehension strategies in a short period of time.

Reading Comprehension Techniques - Chapter Summary

This fun chapter makes it easy to absorb reading comprehension strategies, details about language structure, strategies for understanding different forms of writing and more. Study these topics with help from our fun lessons. When finished, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Identify and describe reading comprehension strategies
  • Share strategies used to understand different forms of writing
  • Explain the role of text features and language structure in reading comprehension
  • Discuss literary forms and genres and how they affect meaning
  • Describe teaching strategies for vocabulary words and reading comprehension
  • Detail the relationship between literacy and writing

If you have a busy schedule and wonder how you will be able to study the concepts covered in this chapter, don't worry! All lessons are available 24/7 and can be accessed using any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Review the lessons as many times as you'd like to gain the best understanding of these reading comprehension techniques. When ready, test your knowledge by taking mini quizzes and a practice exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: Reading Comprehension Techniques
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Strategies for Reading Comprehension

1. Strategies for Reading Comprehension

Have you been assigned to read something and you just couldn't understand what the author is trying to tell you? In this lesson, you will learn five strategies to help yourself understand what you are reading.

Strategies for Understanding Various Forms of Writing

2. Strategies for Understanding Various Forms of Writing

Reading effectively means knowing the genre of literature and using strategies for that writing. Different types of writing such as narrative, expository, descriptive, and persuasive have specific objectives and require varied reading strategies.

Language Structure & Text Features in Reading Comprehension

3. Language Structure & Text Features in Reading Comprehension

In this lesson we will examine how language structure and text features can help you comprehend what you are reading and, ultimately, remember the information better!

Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

4. Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

In this lesson, we will explore literary forms and genres. We'll define these terms, look at examples of each, and see how they affect the meaning of the texts they characterize.

Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

5. Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

Learning how to decipher unfamiliar words is imperative in any language arts classroom. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for teaching vocabulary in reading passages.

The Relationship Between Writing & Literacy

6. The Relationship Between Writing & Literacy

With effort and understanding writing and literacy, much like the aspects of any good rom-com relationship, offer a partnership of mutual reward and development.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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