What is the main purpose of reading?
Reading comprehension means understanding what you are reading and making sense of it. It's important to read slowly and think about what you're reading. You can test your understanding by summarizing, making connections, or discussing what you read.
Understanding What You Read
What strategies do you use to understand difficult passages when reading?
What was the most challenging part about understanding the passage?
What strategies worked best for you when trying to understand the passage?
Draw a giraffe with a really, really long neck eating a taco.
Question: Bob and Amy are two 4th grade students who are struggling with reading comprehension. How can they get better at reading comprehension? Clues: • Reading comprehension is about understanding the text and being able to answer questions about the text. • When reading, take your time and think about what you are reading. Ask yourself questions about the text. • Practice summarizing the text and finding the main idea. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work in pairs to draw a scene that shows how Bob and Amy can use the clues to improve their reading comprehension. B. Work in pairs to create a short story about Bob and Amy's experience with reading comprehension.
What is reading comprehension?
- The ability to solve mathematical problems
- The ability to write clearly and effectively
- The ability to understand written text
- The ability to speak confidently in public
What are some strategies for improving reading comprehension?
- Running fast and doing push-ups
- Playing video games
- Asking questions, summarizing, and visualizing
- Watching TV all day long
Why is reading comprehension important?
- It's not important at all
- It helps you become a better athlete
- It doesn't matter if you can't comprehend what you're reading
- It helps you understand information in textbooks, news articles, etc.
How can one practice their reading comprehension skills?
- By reading books or articles on topics of interest
- By watching movies or television shows
- By playing video games
- None of these
What are the three main components of effective reading comprehension?
- Advanced mathematical abilities, athletic prowess,and artistic talent
- Vocabulary development, fluency, and understanding text structure
- None of these
- Effective speaking skills, handwriting proficiency,and grammar knowledge
Work together in pairs: What strategies did you use to help you understand what you read in the passage?