2 Levels Of Comprehension

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2 Levels Of Comprehension

  1. 1. Levels of Comprehension The three levels of comprehension or sophistication of thinking are presented in the following hierarchy from the least to the most sophisticated level of reading. <ul><li>Least – surface, simple reading
  2. 2. Most – in-depth, complex reading </li></ul>
  3. 3. Level One – Literal: what is actually stated <ul><li>facts and details
  4. 4. rote learning and memorization
  5. 5. surface understanding only </li></ul><ul><li>Questions in this category are objective, dealing with true/false, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank. Common questions used to illicit this type of thinking are who, what, when, and where . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Level Two – Interpretative: what is implied or meant, rather than what is actually stated <ul><li>drawing inferences
  7. 7. tapping into prior knowledge/experience
  8. 8. attaching new learning to old information
  9. 9. making logical leaps and educated guesses
  10. 10. reading between the lines to determine what is meant by what is stated </li></ul><ul><li>Questions in this category are subjective, open-ended and thought-provoking like why, what if, and how. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Level Three – Applied: taking what was said (literal) and then what was meant by what was said (interpretative) and then extend (apply) the concepts or ideas beyond the situation. <ul><li>analyzing
  12. 12. synthesizing
  13. 13. applying </li></ul><ul><li>In this level you will analyze or synthesize information and apply it to other information. </li></ul>

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