III. COM­PRE­HEN­SION STRATE­GIES

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Here are some com­pre­hen­sion strate­gies. Tak­ing these strate­gies up a notch and us­ing them with one an­other will help you to un­der­stand the text you are read­ing. It works best when you ro­tate through them back and forth, to dig out the ‘meat’ of the con­tents of the story or ar­ti­cle you are read­ing. They are: 1. PRE­DICT Use the ti­tle, text, or il­lus­tra­tions to help you to think what will hap­pen in the text. 2. VISU­AL­IZE Cre­ate men­tal im­ages of the char­ac­ters, events and set­ting in the text you are read­ing. 3. QUES­TION Ask your­self ques­tions re­lated to the text you are read­ing. Reread the text if you need more in­for­ma­tion. 4. CON­NECT. Some­times when you read a text, it au­to­mat­i­cally comes to your mind that you have had a sim­i­lar ex­pe­ri­ence. Re­late the text: i. To your­self. ii. Text to text iii. Text to world 5. IDEN­TIFY Find the im­por­tant de­tails, the main idea, and cen­tral theme of the text you are read­ing 6. IN­FER Use clues in the text and your own prior knowl­edge to fill the gaps and draw the con­clu­sions, when the au­thor does not an­swer your ques­tions. Your think­ing will stem up as fol­lows: i. May be…. ii. Per­haps…. iii. I think….. 7. EVAL­U­ATE Think about the text as a whole to form opin­ions about what you read.

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