Reading Comprehension Strategies

Students in elementary school begin to advance in reading by first learning to read and later improve reading to learn. It’s critical that all students become strategic learners in the world. Students who recognize which strategies to use and when to use them to comprehend text are strategic learners. A few students use the strategies naturally while most students struggle to read the text with understanding. There is a desperate need for teachers to teach comprehension strategies to guide their students with learning to read and understand. Here are reading comprehension strategies based on research evidence identified by the National Reading Panel (2000) that Mr. Jones can utilize with his student in order to assist her with improving her …show more content…
Jones classroom is comprehension monitoring. Routman (2000, p. 134) defines comprehension monitoring as “a metacognitive process, which is affected by person strategy and task variables.” This is a great strategy that directs students to make more sense of the text. During the reading workshop, Mr. Jones can teach metacognitive strategies for the student to use before reading to learn how to be aware of the material to comprehend. Once the students apply the strategy when reading, readers begin to reread, look back through text they didn’t fully perceive the first time and take their time reading.
The second strategy that can be used in the classroom is graphic and semantic organizers. In order for Mr. Jones student to improve her ability to comprehend and accurately respond to implicit questions, she must know how to construct images that represent the content. These organizers illustrate concepts and interrelationships among concepts of text, using pictorial devices (Armbruster& Osborn, 2003). Mr. Jones can improve the memory of the readers in his classroom when using these tools because it allows the students to represent visually the meaning and relationship of the ideas of what they
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Jones can utilize with his student in order to assist her with improving her ability to comprehend and accurately respond to implicit questions is developing a word consciousness. The importance of word consciousness is that it’s a way that students gain an interest in vocabulary words and the meaning (Scott and Nagy, 2004). Vocabulary is a major component of reading comprehension and therefore should be expanded. Mr. Jones can have the student to present to him each day with a new word that she has learned. The teacher can assess her understanding by encouraging her to use the word in a sentence or give the definition of the word of their choice. Encouraging students to seek new knowledge of vocabulary helps them to explore comprehensively meaning to answer implicit

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