READING COMPREHENSION

 

Tip #1

Determine importance

In any text, readers should prioritise information and single out the important pieces. Analyse everything from titles, headings and bold print, which are text features in non-fiction text, to strong verbs used in novels, which are verbal clues.

 

 

 

Tip #2

Visualise

Good readers are constantly creating pictures in their minds while reading. Readers can also benefit from well-illustrated books as they visualise how words and images connect in meaning-making.

 

 

 

Tip #3

Synthesise

Being the most sophisticated of the comprehension strategies, synthesis is creating a single understanding from a variety of sources. New ideas combine with existing knowledge to form new ideas or interpretations.

  • Compare and contrast current text with existing information
  • Think of new ways to use the new information
  • Create new generalisations or new perspectives

 

 

 

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