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15 Cards in this Set

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Evaluative Comprehension Skills
The third and highest level of comprehenison. Not only understanding text, but being able to critique it.
Explicit Instruction
An instructional strategy that emphasizes group instruction. Alot of teacher-student interactivity.
Expository Text
Is intended to teach the reader, to explain and describe, or to convince the reader of a point. Rather than being centered around a plot or a character, expository text is oriented around a subject. Contains little or no dialogue, its primary purpose is to provide facts and opinions.
Figurative Language
A tool employed by authors to communicate via simile or metaphor rather than strictly literally.
Final position
The end of a word.
Ability to read smoothly with good comprehension. The student has a large sight word, has a number of decoding skills, and reads with expression.
Formal Assessment
A test that must be administered in a particular way under specific conditions.
Frustration level
Reading level at which the student cannot accurately recognize or comprehend more than 70% of the text.
Graphophonic Cues
Process of sounding out a word. The use of letter sound correspondence to identify unknown words in a text.
Guided Reading
Enables a teacher and a small group of children to read their way through a book, stopping frequently to question and discuss the text.
High Frequency Words
The words that appear most often in printed materials.
Implicit Instruction
Teaching that uses nondirective suggestions and tacit implications in place of explicit direction or modeling.
Independent Level
The reading level at which the student can accurately recognize and comprehend words well enough that no teacher quidance is required.
Independent Reading
Reading that is done alone, without assistance from the teacher or from other learners.
Inflectional Endings
Sounds that are added to words to indicate tense, possession, number or comparison.