Strategies For Reading Comprehension

1. Identify the purpose in reading 2. Use graphemic rules and pattern 3. Use efficient silent reading 4. Skim the text for main ideas 5. Scan the text for specific info 6. Use semantic mapping or clustering 7. Guess when you aren t certain 8. Analyze vocabulary 9. Distinguish between literal and implied 10. Capitalize on discourse markers

Know what you are looking for, Weed out potential distracting information

State your reading purpose, Take the core of your reading material

Yes, Not, Top, Hat, Hot. Take, Fake, Tape, Cane, Cone. Couch, Leaf, Beat, Neat, Peak. Cat vs City, Game vs Gem.


1. No need to pronounce each word to yourself. 2. Try to perceive more than one word a time. Ex: Green Eyed Monster. (Phrase from Shakespeare)
It is used in The Merchant of Venice, 1596 and In Othello, 1604

3. Skip over the difficult word and try to get its meaning from the context.

Skimming is used to quickly identify the main ideas of a text. 1. Read the first and last paragraphs using headings, summarizes and other organizers as they move down the page or screen. 2. Read the title, subtitles, subheading, and illustrations. 3. Consider reading the first sentence of each paragraph.

Scanning Extract Specific Information without reading through the whole text.
Every second, 1 hectare of the world's rainforest is destroyed. That's equivalent to two football fields. An area the size of New York City is lost every day. In a year, that adds up to 31 million hectares -- more than the land area of Poland. This alarming rate of destruction has serious consequences for the environment; scientists estimate, for example, that 137 species of plant, insect or animal become extinct every day due to logging. In British Columbia, where, since 1990, thirteen rainforest valleys have been clear-cut, 142 species of salmon have already become extinct, and the habitats of grizzly bears, wolves and many other creatures are threatened. Logging, however, provides jobs, profits, taxes for the government and cheap products of all kinds for consumers, so the government is reluctant to restrict or control it. How many species of salmon have become extinct in BC? A. B. C. D. 27 31 137 142


FINAL T URNAMENT 32 national teams which is pass Qualification Round Group Qualification (8 Group, 32 Teams) Round of 16 The quarter-finals The semi-finals The third-place match The final

Africa, Asia, C NCACAF*, South America, ceania, Europe.

*Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football

GUESS: 1.Meaning f a word 2.Grammatical Relationship 3.Discourse Relationship 4.Implied Meaning 5.Cultural Reference 6.Content Messages

Several Techniques are useful: 1. Look at prefixes 2. Look for suffixes 3. Look for the root word 4. Look for grammatical context 5. Look at the semantic context

a) Bill walked in to the frigid classroom and immediately notice Bob, sitting by the open window. brrr! he exclaimed, simultaneously eyeing Bob and the open window, It s sure cold in here, Bob Bob glanced up from his book and growled oh, alright, I ll close the window.

b) The Policeman held up his hand and stop the car. c) Mary heard the ice cream man coming down the street. She remembered her birthday money and rushed into the house and locked the door.

Look out Table 18.2, page 311.



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