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An Introduction to Comprehension
Reading is a response to a visual symbol superimposed on auditory language (Myklebust, 1967)
The Process (Thonis) See print (print rich environment) Transform print into recognizable sounds and arrangements of sounds (decoding) Relate what has been recognized to experience (prior knowledge, topics, vocabulary) Make the speech-print connection (code- meaning) Store the print and the associations for further use (meaning and learning)
Read ME! I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig uh? yaeh and I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt!
Successful decoding is not Reading.. Extant Hardstand Haploid Lucubrate Mufti
Reading for context clues The crocodile is worthy of admiration in that it is extant. The hardstand must be replaced. It is simply so damaged that it is now dangerous. Haploids are less likely to mutate. Given no other choice, Cervantes was forced to lucubrate. Disguised in mufti, the man shocked the crowd when he pulled a gun.
A Mardsan Giberter for Farfie Glis was very fraper. She had denarpen Farfies mardsan. She didnt talp a giberter for him. So she conlanted to plimp a mardsan binky for him. She had just sparved the binky when he gibbled in the gorger. Clorsty mardsan! she soffed. Thats a croustish mardsan binky, soffed Farfie. But my mardsan is on Stansan. Agan is Kelsan.
Building Comprehension… Before Reading Build background Highlight vocabulary Use graphic organizers Predict through vocabulary
During Reading Think Aloud Check for understanding Develop/question vocabulary Encourage responses Relate to self, text and world
After Reading Writing: response, extension, report, journal entry Discussion Comprehension discussion Extension activities beyond writing and speaking Literature Circles Read related book Genre Theme Moral Character or author, etc.