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Reading Comprehension

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Karina Charlesworth

on 25 October 2014

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Transcript of Reading Comprehension

What is reading comprehension?
Reading comprehension is the
act of understanding what you are
reading (K12 Reader, 2014).

We all read for this purpose to construct meaning from text, to understand and comprehend the written message
(Winch, 2013).
Learning to read

Reading relies on a student’s ability to apply graphophonic (code-breaking) grammatical (the sequence of the words) and semantics to the meaning brought to text (Winch, 2014).




Explain the four stages of the Model
(Luke & Freebody, 2009).

Identify the relevance to reading comprehension.

Provide links to teacher resources:
Activity, using the Model
and the Australian Curriculum.


What makes a good reader
Good readers are active readers, from the onset they have clear goals in mind for reading.

There are four characteristics for identifying a good reader.



Good readers are purposeful
Good readers understand
the purpose of text
Good readers adjust their comprehension
Good readers adjust their reading strategy
Characteristics of
good readers
(Paris & Myers, 2000).
Thank you
and remember..........
The more we read,

Reading comprehension
PLAN for digital resource task

Reading comprehension
The Four Resources Model
.....substantial differences will exist between how good readers respond to reading to how less able readers respond (Konza, 2011).
Strategies for developing reading comprehension
Research has shown seven strategies that are effective for developing reading comprehension
(Duke & Pearson, 2002):
Predict
Text structure
Visualise
Summarise
Question
Teacher Think Aloud - provides the opportunity for teachers to model any strategy.
Strategies can be applied to individual, small group or whole class instruction.
Here is an example of a
think aloud conducted
'before reading'.
Other considerations
No 'one strategy' can be applied to all students.

Continued practice and scaffolding are essential to ensure strategies are used correctly and can be applied to each setting (Hill, 2013).

Questioning is modeling, developing strategies and assessing reading comprehension.

Strategies should be implemented across many curriculum domains.
the more we learn,
the more places we go!
Bloom's Taxonomy
The five levels is used to drive differentiate and derive questioning for comprehension (Konza, 2011).

It can also be used to assess comprehension through direct observation.



Thinking Themes by Currie & Robertson, 2007 has a range of theme based activities based around the Taxonomy.
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