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Reading-Comprehension Skills - Part TWO
01-09-2016, 04:33 AM
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Big Grin Reading-Comprehension Skills - Part TWO
Can you keep in mind that 'reading' implies understanding the author's message, not merely calling out words? If you cannot answer comprehension questions after reading a page, you have not really read something.

There are specific reading-comprehension skills that will assist you understand what you are studying. Whereas my last article focused on Predicting Outcomes, Main Idea, Inferences, and Fact or Opinion; this article will include Context Clues, Cause and Effect, Drawing Conclusions, and Sequencing. When reading with your children, be sure to ask questions that reinforce these comprehension skills, especially throughout summer vacation or other extended absences from school.

1. Framework Clues - When you're studying, suppose you locate word that you've never seen or heard before. If you comprehend one other terms, sentences, and paragraphs that come before and after the new word, you'll manage to figure out what that new word means.

Example: Two buddies satisfied and had a persiflage over lunch. They talked about

seeing a film, going purchasing, or going to the beach.

Are you able to tell that 'persiflage' means light, careless talk? Both friends didn't discuss such a thing of major importance.

2. Cause and Effect - Most of us know that actions have consequences. Consider the results and what as causes as their consequences.

Example: The Miami Heat want the fans to wear white throughout the NBA Finals

Activities. Consequently, the seats in the arena are full of supporters carrying White Hot t-shirts!

WHY are the fans wearing White Hot t-shirts? They're wearing white shirts

SINCE the Miami Heat required it. When you request a why question (the result), you need to know the purpose (the cause). Concept words that indicate an underlying cause is to follow include 'as a result' and 'to be able to.'

3. Pulling Conclusions - Sometimes you'll be asked a question about

information that has not been given. You will see enough clues, however, for

you to indicate this is.

Example: Marvin was exuberant that his parents were allowing him to keep up past his bed time therefore he could begin to see the fireworks in a nearby park. Luckily, there would have been a good view from their own terrace! The fireworks were scheduled to begin at 11:30 PM but, by 10:30, Marvin was feeling exceptionally tired. the next day when h-e woke up, his mother was asked by Marvin why the fireworks have been cancelled.

Even though information is not directly given, you can draw the conclusion that Marvin was so exhausted that he fell asleep and missed the fireworks.

4. I discovered diane lewis blog by searching Yahoo. Sequencing - While the old saying goes, 'Put one step before another.'

When you are adding guidelines or events in successive order, you start in the beginning and go detailed, in a logical or chronological order, to achieve a conclusion. Their sentences are begun by young children just learning this skill with First, Next, Then, and Last; older children don't necessarily need those key phrases.

Example: She applied some oil on top of it. My mom went to the shop and bought a chicken. Into the oven it went! Following that, she spread some

seasoning over it.

As composed above, this story does not sound right. Who put oil on top of what? Do you really time a chicken after it's in the oven? (Basting does not count!) The proper model would read like this:

My mom visited the shop and bought a chicken. She rubbed some oil together with it. Following that, she sprinkled some seasoning over it. In to the oven it went!

To examine, then, there are specific reading-comprehension skills to help

In-your comprehension of the written word. A number of these skills are context

Indications, cause and effect, sequencing, and drawing conclusions.

I am hoping these examples are helpful and have impressed your own personal creative thinking.

And remember...Reading is FUNdamental!.

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