Monday, March 5, 2012

Comprehension Process

Question: Why do we read? What is the process of comprehension?

Answer/Quote: “Students are expected to read from an impressive array of texts on a daily basis in classrooms. It is sometimes easy for students, and their teachers, to lose sight of why they read. Students do not read to complete assignments. They do not read to be prepared for tests. They do not read to meet standards. They read to understand.” P. 438.

Comprehension Process:
>Making connections to prior knowledge.

> Generating questions.

> Creating mental images.

> Making inferences.

> Determining importance.

> Synthesizing.

Comment: Students read for a variety of reasons, including completing assignments, preparing for tests, and meeting standards. But, underlying all these reasons, they need to learn how to establish a purpose with regard to the content, or, as the author says, to understand. RayS.

Title: “Toolbox: Teaching Students to Read It and Get It.” Adapted from Doug Buehl’s Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning (3rd ed.). Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (February 2012), 438-443.

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