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Reading Comprehension: Becoming an Active Reader
What is Reading Comprehension? <ul><li>Reading comprehension comes more naturally when a reader actively engages with the ...
What is an Active Reader? <ul><li>An active reader: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes connections to self, text and world and/or...
Three Levels of Reading Comprehension <ul><li>Goes from least to most sophisticated  </li></ul><ul><li>Level 1: Literal  <...
Level 1: Literal <ul><li>What is stated in the text </li></ul><ul><li>Facts such as who, what, when and where </li></ul><u...
Level 2: Interpretive <ul><li>What is implied, not actually stated, in the text </li></ul><ul><li>Making educated guesses ...
Level 3: Applied <ul><li>Taking the literal and the interpretive a step further </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing </li></ul><ul>...
Becoming an Active Reader & Improving Comprehension <ul><li>Slow down </li></ul><ul><li>Reread and/or read aloud difficult...
Becoming an Active Reader & Improving Comprehension <ul><li>Know your purpose for reading </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the o...
References <ul><li>http://academic.cuesta.edu/acasupp/AS/308.HTM </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.marin.cc.ca.us/~don/Study/7r...
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  1. 1. Reading Comprehension: Becoming an Active Reader
  2. 2. What is Reading Comprehension? <ul><li>Reading comprehension comes more naturally when a reader actively engages with the text. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading comprehension improves when a reader becomes an active reader. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is an Active Reader? <ul><li>An active reader: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes connections to self, text and world and/or connects the events/focus of the text to past experiences or prior knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asks/develops questions about what he/she is reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes inferences and/or draws conclusions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyzes relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Looks for themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rereads parts that are confusing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knows his/her purpose for reading </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Three Levels of Reading Comprehension <ul><li>Goes from least to most sophisticated </li></ul><ul><li>Level 1: Literal </li></ul><ul><li>Level 2: Interpretive </li></ul><ul><li>Level 3: Applied </li></ul>http://www.profoundlearning.com/Content/EducationSolutions/educationApplicationSkill.html
  5. 5. Level 1: Literal <ul><li>What is stated in the text </li></ul><ul><li>Facts such as who, what, when and where </li></ul><ul><li>Surface learning </li></ul><ul><li>Objective, multiple choice, or True/False questions are typically used to assess literal reading comprehension </li></ul>
  6. 6. Level 2: Interpretive <ul><li>What is implied, not actually stated, in the text </li></ul><ul><li>Making educated guesses </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing inferences </li></ul><ul><li>Tying prior knowledge to new knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>“ Reading between the lines” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Level 3: Applied <ul><li>Taking the literal and the interpretive a step further </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesizing </li></ul><ul><li>Applying </li></ul>
  8. 8. Becoming an Active Reader & Improving Comprehension <ul><li>Slow down </li></ul><ul><li>Reread and/or read aloud difficult sections </li></ul><ul><li>Put difficult sections/passages in your own words </li></ul><ul><li>Make margin notes or highlight/underline main ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself if you need some background knowledge </li></ul>
  9. 9. Becoming an Active Reader & Improving Comprehension <ul><li>Know your purpose for reading </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the organization of the piece </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the reasoning/thinking taking place in the piece </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor the effectiveness of your own reading (recognize when your attention is fading, when you’ve missed a main idea etc.) </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>http://academic.cuesta.edu/acasupp/AS/308.HTM </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.marin.cc.ca.us/~don/Study/7read.html </li></ul>

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