About This Chapter
Reading Strategies Overview - Chapter Summary
Take a look at this language arts chapter to examine several reading comprehension strategies. As you work through this series of lessons and quizzes, you'll learn useful reading comprehension tips and tricks, as well as the differences between critical reading, close reading and big picture reading strategies. The chapter concludes with a final assessment, and you can submit questions to our instructors if you need any extra help with the material. This chapter is available 24/7, and you can use any computer or mobile divide to access it. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Use effective reading comprehension and critical reading strategies
- Improve your reading comprehension skills with several tips and tricks
- Differentiate between close reading and big picture reading strategies
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.
2. Improving Reading Comprehension: Tips and Tricks
In this lesson, we're going to explore some tips and tricks to improve reading comprehension. We'll discover how active reading works and practice some techniques that will promote better understanding of reading materials.
3. 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.'
4. Practicing Critical Reading Strategies
Your teacher gives you an assignment. Maybe you're preparing for a test. You're told to practice critical reading. You already know how to read, right? Then what does it mean to read critically? In this lesson, we'll review some great strategies for deep, reflective reading that are sure to help you ace the assignment or test.
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