Reading comprehension strategies are tools students use to make sense of texts as they read. It helps students become more strategic and active readers and be able to take on more challenging texts.
Why is it important??
It is important to teach reading comprehension strategies because it helps students become stronger, more independent readers. It equips them with the tools and can-do mindset to tackle more complex texts.
Some Reading Comprehension Strategies
- Analyzing Illustrations
- Identifying Author’s Purpose
- Asking and Answering Questions
- Identifying Cause and Effect
- Identifying Character Traits
- Comparing and Contrasting
- Making Inferences
- Identifying Point of View
- Identifying the Setting
- Identifying Theme, Message, and Moral
- Predicting the meaning of a text
- Determining the purpose of a text
- Activation of prior knowledge
- Connect prior experiences to the text
- Identify word and sentence meanings in order to decode the text
- Summarize the text in order to create new meanings
- Visualize the characters, settings, situations in the text
- Use strategies to improve understanding of the text
- Reflect on the meaning of a text
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