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1 The Magnificent Seven Reading Comprehension Strategies Richard Staton Language Arts Instructional Specialist & Tiffany Johnson Title I Reading- Instructional Specialist

2 Effective Reading Program Five Components of Reading Phonemic awareness Phonics* Fluency* Vocabulary* Comprehension*

3 Strategy vs. Skill vs. Activity Strategy: actions readers do to solve a problem while reading Skill: what readers need to understand to follow the plot What is the difference?

4 Strategy vs. Skill Strategies are used daily & can be applied to all texts. Skills are used with specific texts.

5 Strategies All content areas All day Math Social Studies Science Language Arts

6 Magnificent Seven Make connections Ask questions Visualize Infer Determine important information Synthesize Monitor comprehension

7 Making connections Pay more attention Need a hook Growth when there is a connection Other reading material, movies, TV, events, other people

8 Making connections

9 Students say to themselves That reminds me of... It made me think of... I read another book where... This is different from... I remember when... *

10 Ask Questions Reading is thinking Ask questions before, during and after reading Clarify and gain understanding Of author and of themselves

11 What is the author saying here? I wonder what I would have done in this situation? What is the author’s message? What is the author talking about? What does the author mean here? Does the author explain this clearly? Students ask themselves...

12 Bloom’s Taxonomy Evaluation Synthesis Analysis Application Comprehension Knowledge *

13 Visualize Create a picture in your head What –are you doing? –do you see? –do you smell? –do you feel?

14 Visualize Dolphins livedescriptioneat *

15 Drawing inferences What is known + clues from the text = judgment Reading Must find proof

16 Drawing inferences QAR- Question Answer Relationships What might you infer about this man from the picture?

17 vs. MUST FIND PROOF Drawing Inferences Drawing Conclusions Background Knowledge + Text + Text + Text *

18 Determining Important Ideas Weed out unimportant details Including but not limited to –Main idea –Theme –Major events –Facts the author wants the reader to know

19 Determining Important Ideas The students will ask themselves... The big idea is... The most important ideas are... So far I have learned that... This is important because... I can use this information to help me... This idea is similar to... This idea changed my mind because...

20 Determining Important Ideas Text features Titles & headings Bold print Pictures & captions Graphs & charts Chapter objectives & questions Post-it notes * = interesting or important L = learned something new SM = summary R = research *

21 Synthesize Information New information + existing knowledge = new ideas Summarizing and predicting Employers want this

22 Synthesize Information Students will ask themselves Do I compare and contrast what I’m reading with what I already know? Do I think of new ways to use this information? Do the connections I make across text help me to create new generalizations or new perspectives? *

23 Monitor Comprehension Student fix up process I am confused by or because... I will try... That doesn’t make sense.

24 Fix-it List Make connections Make predictions Stop and think Ask and answer questions Reflect in writing

25 Fix-it List

26 model the strategy tell the strategy guided practice independent practice Students write down how they applied the strategy Instructional flowchart

27 Students should... conscious unconscious AUTOMATICITY

28 Richard Staton Language Arts Instructional Specialist 780-7776 rstaton@richmond. k12.va.us Tiffany Johnson Title I Reading Instructional Specialist 780-7797 tjohnson5@richmond. k12.va.us Instructional Specialists

29 The Magnificent Seven Reading Comprehension Strategies Richard Staton Language Arts Instructional Specialist & Tiffany Johnson Title I Reading- Instructional Specialist


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