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    For many teachers, the following scene may sound all too familiar: on the day a major assignment is due, students enter the classroom in a flurry, toting half unzipped backpacks and the invisible weight of the emotional, social, and personal baggage that all people, particularly teenagers, must balance along with life’s many other requirements—in this case, a dreaded non-fiction reading comprehension task. Some students immediately sit down and hurriedly press pencil to paper, capitalizing on the precious final moments to finish the neglected work before the bell rings. Others sit down calmly, carefully removing homework from their neatly labeled English folder, aware of the expectation that students’ work should be ready for assessment during…

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    What are the aims of the Cultural Comprehension Resource, and how effective do you think the activities in the program are in achieving these aims? Aim: To improve and promote positive outcomes for young people through increasing harmony, safety, empowerment and wellbeing (O’Shaughnessy et al, 2011). Objectives: Decrease culturally related violence and improve safety for school students. Promote harmony, diversity, acceptance and tolerance amongst school students amongst school…

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    all about fostering the reading comprehension of students. Research has proven that despite the impacts of home environment of reading and writing comprehension. A teacher can promote comprehension in students if the student has had effective comprehension lesson for two years. This is huge. Teachers literally (and by literally I mean figuratively) have the students’ comprehension in the palms of their hands. I chose to do my reflection on this article because it had amazing information in it…

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    motivation is the energy that students bring to tasks and beliefs, values and goals that determine which tasks they pursue and their persistence in achieving them, and the standards they set to determine when a task has been accomplished” (Hinchman 25). It is important as an educator to motivate struggling readers and ELL’s in to engage in the classroom. In order to help struggling readers and ELL students bridge the connection to comprehension in reading, teachers should use textual lineage and…

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    address the difficulties in my future classroom are difficulty with high – frequency sight words using a multi-sensory approach that combines language experience with visual, kinesthetic and tactile (VAKT) instructional techniques. (). Also, the difficulty of identifying main idea and supporting details using reading comprehension strategy, directed reading/thinking activity (DRTA) this approach…

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    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…

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    Reading comprehension is just one component of the act of reading that is comprised of two primary components: vocabulary knowledge and text comprehension. Understanding when reading comprehension begins occurs prior to the mastery of reading. This continuum practice is developed through components that consider a child’s level of development, and individual knowledge without sequence. With every strategy are sub- categories that is strongly encourage not be taught in isolation but taught over a…

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    What does reading comprehension mean? Reading comprehension is an intentional, active, interactive process that occurs before, during and after a person reads a particular piece of writing. (K-12reader.com, 2008-2016) Therefore, simply put, to comprehend reading a person is making sense out of the information they are given. In schools teachers use strategies to help students learn the necessary concepts they need to graduate. Some of the strategies that teachers use are summarized below…

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    High 5! Comprehension Strategy One particular reading strategy that incorporates all three types of pre-reading, during reading, and post reading strategies is the High 5! Comprehension Strategy. There are five steps in the High 5! Comprehension strategy. The five steps are: 1) activating background knowledge; 2) questioning; 3) analyzing text structure; 4) create mental images; and 5) summarizing. The best way to teach The High5! Comprehension Strategy is through explicit instruction. Explicit…

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    Introduction As a kindergarten classroom teacher, our daily interactions with children vary because of the different stages of cognitive development each child possesses. One of the difficulties that children face is reading comprehension. As reading is the foundation for all learning it is vital that comprehension is mastered. According to the research findings by “National Reading Panel” in 2000, which concluded that the “five pillars” of reading are core. They are phonemic awareness;…

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