Critical Reading Skills - University of Washington
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Reading comprehension skills separates the "passive" unskilled reader from the "active" readers. Skilled readers don't just read, they interact with the text. Inner Monologue Benefits of Good Reading Comprehension Reading comprehension skills increase the pleasure and effectiveness of reading.
Strong reading comprehension skills help in all the other subjects and in the personal and professional lives. High stake testing control advancement through elementary, middle, and high school and determine entrance to college. Congress decides to mandate good reading skills Congress charged the National Reading Panel (NRP) with researching the effectiveness of various approaches to
teaching children to read. They wanted to find out what methods work best for reading improvement Tactics that work We are using the following strategies that work for reading comprehension: .Mind Mapping . Direct instruction . Use of decodable texts . Embedded skills instruction . Integrated reading and writing
. Access to quality literature . Whole-class instruction . Teacher modeling Speed Reading Develop "traditional" old fashioned speed reading habits first Once thoroughly ingrained it will allow the student to input and scan information quickly Reading becomes habitualized at mostly an unconscious level. In this version of speed reading, rather than the
incoming flow of information being the focus of attention, active cognitive processes that organize information dominate. See references to Blink by Malcolm Gladwell Mind Mapping Basically going through information in order to find the major concepts A student can create a visual Mind Map or a Linear Mind Map Really helps for studying for tests in general
Steven as a Mind Map GETS GOOD GRADES ON TESTS HAS GOOD RECALL STUDIES FOR TESTS DOES
HOMEWORK LISTENS even when he doesnt seem like it Chunking Reading Basically highlighting chunked portions of the reading in order to read faster Students practice reading the highlighted areas faster and faster until they reach the desired speed and comprehension levels
Vocabulary Vocabulary is important to not only reading, but writing. Studying and utilizing vocabulary helps reading comprehension It is also very important for the verbal SAT Be familiar with types of Passages List Them: Science, History, Art, Fiction, Minority, Double Passage
Scientific --Tactic: Look at sentences before and after to explain hard terms, Read quickly for facts Historical Tactic: Put Ex to mark examples in margin, Circle names, Read carefully Art Tactic: Remember it is always Positive Types of Passages Tactics cont
Fiction --Tactic: Read carefully, Figurative, take your time to read Minority Passage Tactic: Always Positive Double Passage Tactic: Read intro, Read one, do questions, Read second, do questions, Then do questions for both References Time4Learning, http://www.time4learning.com/contactUs.htm
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