Improving Reading Comprehension Through Use of Story Maps

Improving Reading Comprehension Through Use of Story Maps

Improving Reading Comprehension Through Use of Story Maps
A story map is a reading strategy that teaches students to monitor their understanding of materials by reflecting upon specific questions while reading. What, where, who, why and how questions are used to direct introspection. Some examples are:

What is the story about?
Who are the main characters in this […]

Effective Questioning for Reading Comprehension

Effective Questioning for Reading Comprehension

Effective Questioning for Reading Comprehension
Questions are among the fundamental cornerstones of teaching practices. Questions can help:

Prompt students to critically analyze and reflect upon learning material.
Teachers review lessons and assess for student learning.
Engage students in the classroom.
Enhance student interest and motivation.

There are different types of questions, and it is important to choose and implement the correct […]

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What is the Paired Reading Strategy?

What is the Paired Reading Strategy?

This reading fluency intervention prompts the student to read independently with prompt corrective feedback. Each session lasts 10-15 minutes.
Preparation:
The teacher selects an engaging passage at the student’s instructional level.
The student is told that the teacher and student will begin the session reading aloud in unison.
The student is also told that, whenever the student chooses, he/she […]

What is First Line Strategy?

What is First Line Strategy?

First line strategy or Prediction strategy is an active learning technique that promotes pre- reading. In this strategy students are instructed to read the first line of the text and make predictions about what they may learn from the content. After the text is read, students are encouraged to evaluate and support their predictions with […]

What is Scaffolded Silent Reading (ScSR)?

What is Scaffolded Silent Reading (ScSR)?

When the traditional practice of silent reading was found ineffective in developing reading fluency in students, the strategy was redesigned and introduced as the Scaffolded Silent Reading strategy (ScSR). This new strategy, ScSR, aims to support and guide students, by providing structure, accountability and monitoring of the reading session. In this way, students are encouraged […]

SELF-STUDY: Reading Across the Curriculum (10 hours)

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Welcome to this dual course aimed to help you understand more about reading across the curriculum. This dual course consists of the following 5 hour courses:

Reading Across the […]

SELF-STUDY: Reading Across the Curriculum (15 hours)

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Reading should be a meaningful activity that is focused on  comprehension and that results in understanding. When students struggle with a specific subject matter the underlying reason is […]

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