Parent Information Session Comprehension – Monday 19 August 2013. What is comprehension?. Making meaning ……..THINKING When comprehending, learners strive to process text beyond word-level to get to the big picture.
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Making meaning ……..THINKING
When comprehending, learners strive to process text beyond word-level to get to the big picture.
When they read independently they have moved beyond decoding to understand and think about what they are reading and have read.
When being read to they also need to understand and think……………….
Learners make personal connections from the text with:
(students who can visualise as they read show a greater amount of enjoyment)
Learners create a mental image from a text read/viewed/heard. Visualising brings the text to life, engages the imagination and uses all of the senses.
Learners pose and answer questions that clarify meaning and promote deeper understanding of the text. Questions can be generated by the learner, a peer or the teacher.
……using information from the text, and background knowledge and understandings to predict what will happen and to actively adjust comprehensionand understanding of text……………
Learners identify and accumulate the most important ideas and restate them in their own words.
Learners stop and think about the text and know what to do when meaning is disrupted
All strategies for comprehending are taught through:
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