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Reading Comprehension Strategies

Name and describe two research-based reading comprehension strategies.

Explain each strategy and provide an example of how you might use it in the classroom.

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READING COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES
Question
Name and describe two research-based reading comprehension strategies. Explain each strategy and provide an example of how you might use it in the classroom.
Answer
Reading comprehension refers to the ability to understand information presented in written form. While this process usually entails understanding textbook assignments, reading comprehension skills also may affect one's interpretation of directions on exams, labs, and homework assignments and completion of job applications or questionnaires. There is a rich resource of teaching strategies for Reading Comprehension. The choice shall always consider the level of instruction, the types of students and the availability of resources. There are strategies which can be used for all pre-k levels.
I. GUIDED READING STRATEGY
This strategy consists of both guided reading and independent reading experiences. Open-ended activities and questions during guided reading encourage diverse responses, critical and creative thinking, discussion, and skill development. Guided reading experiences serve as springboards for student writing. Guided reading encourages student response and reflection throughout each reading experience. During independent reading students are encouraged to use the abilities and knowledge they have acquired in their guided reading experiences.
The reading program consists of both guided reading and independent reading experiences. Open-ended activities and questions during guided reading encourage diverse responses, critical and creative thinking, discussion, and skill development. Guided reading experiences also serve as springboards for student writing. During independent reading students are encouraged to use the abilities and knowledge they have acquired in their guided reading experiences.
Guided reading instruction engages students in:
A. Pre-reading: Setting the Stage for Understanding and Response.

"Pre-reading experiences introduce the reading selection and develop a framework for reading. They build and activate students' relevant prior knowledge about the topic, concepts, issues, and vocabulary contained in the text to be read. Through the use of pre-reading activities, teachers can determine the amount of background information that students have, and the amount that must be provided by the teacher or researched by the student. Pre-reading experiences encourage ...

Solution Summary

A discussion of two reading comprehension teaching strategies: Guided Reading and KWL It includes objectives and processes involved.

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