Fixing Broken Comprehension If you don't understand what you're reading, don't just sit there. DO SOMETHING TO SOLVE THE P...
News Flash! Reading is supposed to make sense!
Monitoring: Stopping to see if you understand what you're reading.
If you don't understand, you need  to  solve the problem , because News Flash! Reading is supposed to make sense!
If your strategies fail, then you need to look it up in the dictionary or ask somebody for help
Writers use three methods  to help you understand difficult words.
Mr. Spudley noticed an ABBA-ZABBA—a terrible smell—and asked the school cook to stop serving burritos for lunch. Method #1...
The scientist found an ABBA-ZABBA, the front tooth of a meat-eating dinosaur. Method #1: put the definition in the  same  ...
Method #1: put the definition in the  same  sentence. Susie put on ABBA-ZABBA, her favorite CD. In this sentence, an ABBA-...
Method #1: put the definition in the  same  sentence. Bob’s doctor decided to use an ABBA-ZABBA, a tool made especially fo...
Method #2: put the definition in the  next  sentence. I pulled my ABBA-ZABBA out of its holster. With this weapon, I knew ...
Method #2: put the definition in the  next  sentence. I whistled, and ABBA-ZABBA came immediately. “Good dog,” I said. In ...
Method #2: put the definition in the  next  sentence. Mom brought me a huge bowl of ABBA-ZABBA. It was the best ice cream ...
Method #2: put the definition in the  next  sentence. Stinky looked into the ABBA-ZABBA.  As everyone knows, this is the p...
Fixing Broken Comprehension
Fixing Broken Comprehension
Fixing Broken Comprehension
Fixing Broken Comprehension
Fixing Broken Comprehension
Fixing Broken Comprehension
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Fixing Broken Comprehension

  1. 1. Fixing Broken Comprehension If you don't understand what you're reading, don't just sit there. DO SOMETHING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM!
  2. 2. News Flash! Reading is supposed to make sense!
  3. 3. Monitoring: Stopping to see if you understand what you're reading.
  4. 4. If you don't understand, you need to solve the problem , because News Flash! Reading is supposed to make sense!
  5. 5. If your strategies fail, then you need to look it up in the dictionary or ask somebody for help
  6. 6. Writers use three methods to help you understand difficult words.
  7. 7. Mr. Spudley noticed an ABBA-ZABBA—a terrible smell—and asked the school cook to stop serving burritos for lunch. Method #1: put the definition in the same sentence. In this sentence, an ABBA-ZABBA is: a. a bad smell b. a person who breaks wind c. an open window d. a new kind of burrito e. the school cook
  8. 8. The scientist found an ABBA-ZABBA, the front tooth of a meat-eating dinosaur. Method #1: put the definition in the same sentence. In this sentence, an ABBA-ZABBA is: a. a balloon b. a new kind of dinosaur c. one of the Iron Chefs d. a kind of tooth e. a dinosaur-hunting scientist
  9. 9. Method #1: put the definition in the same sentence. Susie put on ABBA-ZABBA, her favorite CD. In this sentence, an ABBA-ZABBA is: a. a medical tool b. the back end of a car c. a CD d. a singer e. a CB
  10. 10. Method #1: put the definition in the same sentence. Bob’s doctor decided to use an ABBA-ZABBA, a tool made especially for looking into belly buttons. In this sentence, an ABBA-ZABBA is: a. a nurse b. a doctor’s telephone number c. the title of a medical book d. the belly button e. a medical tool
  11. 11. Method #2: put the definition in the next sentence. I pulled my ABBA-ZABBA out of its holster. With this weapon, I knew nobody could defeat me. In this sentence, an ABBA-ZABBA is: a. a weapon b. a kitten c. a bottle of medicine d. sagging pants e. a broken knee
  12. 12. Method #2: put the definition in the next sentence. I whistled, and ABBA-ZABBA came immediately. “Good dog,” I said. In this sentence, an ABBA-ZABBA is: a. a leash b. some cats c. a dog d. sagging pants e. a little brother
  13. 13. Method #2: put the definition in the next sentence. Mom brought me a huge bowl of ABBA-ZABBA. It was the best ice cream I've ever had. In this sentence, an ABBA-ZABBA is: a. cream soda b. créme fraishe c. creme rinse d. clotted cream e. ice cream
  14. 14. Method #2: put the definition in the next sentence. Stinky looked into the ABBA-ZABBA. As everyone knows, this is the place where the flea circus performers rest between shows. In this sentence, an ABBA-ZABBA is: a. a resting place for circus fleas b. a toilet c. a telescope d. a sewer grate e. the index of a book

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