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Teaching & Improving Reading Comprehension - Chapter Summary
With this chapter, you can get a quick review about teaching and improving reading comprehension. Our lessons elaborate on different aspects of this topic, such as essential skills needed for reading comprehension, common reading comprehension strategies, activity ideas, lesson plans, and more. By studying with this chapter, you can get re-familiar with the following:
- The definition of reading comprehension
- Reading comprehension teaching approaches
- Helpful and hindering factors
- Utilizing questioning techniques
- Self-monitoring strategies for students
- Additional tricks, tips, and techniques for improving reading skills
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1. Essential Reading Comprehension Skills
Students need to understand what they read. This lesson identifies essential comprehension skills teachers should focus on during instruction and shows how they're used in a classroom.
2. 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.
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.
4. What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?
Being able to understand what we read is center to a solid reading program. What kinds of things help or hinder us from comprehending? This lesson will explain these factors and help you understand how they impact reading development.
5. 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.
6. Teaching Questioning Techniques for Reading Comprehension
Students who know how to ask good questions can quickly grow their own comprehension abilities. In this lesson, you'll learn some techniques for teaching students how to ask questions that boost their own comprehension.
7. How Students Can Self-Monitor for Reading Comprehension
Reading comprehension is a crucial skill for students to learn. One way that educators can help student improve is by encouraging self-monitoring. Explore this idea and learn some techniques to teach self-monitoring for reading comprehension.
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