Reading vs Comprehension

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Reading vs Comprehension

Postby verygeksim » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:58 am

My child can read reasonably well but at this stage, has problems with comprehension questions that requires inference and/or deduction.. Those questions that have a little * next to them.

i don't blame her because i think at 7 yrs, their minds are naturally tuned to the factual type of questions...

how do we help them build up the Comprehension (deduction/ inference/ critical thinkin) part?

this applies for chinese comprehension too.

thank you in advance.

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Re: Reading vs Comprehension

Postby verygeksim » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:21 pm

Any Input?

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Re: Reading vs Comprehension

Postby mrswongtuition » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:21 pm

Hi,

Just to share what I normally tell parents to encourage inferential thinking (this requires some prompting and prodding - not all kids are born with this ability or they take longer time to develop).

1. Such questions require them to think and imagine beyond the facts given.
2. You can encourage and develop such thinking through your daily conversations and observations. Example: You see a little boy playing near the road. Ask your child what he/she thinks and what consequences will there be.
3. "Reading between the lines" is something little children may not get. Help them to 'see the light' by giving them scenarios with hidden meanings and guiding them to get the answers.

It's not just about doing many many practices but also training up their mind to think.

Hope this helps.

Mrs Wong

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Re: Reading vs Comprehension

Postby wayne.colquitt » Thu May 10, 2012 2:55 pm

Reading comprehension is defined as the level of understanding of a text. This understanding comes from the interaction between the words that are written and how they trigger knowledge outside the text.

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Re: Reading vs Comprehension

Postby Cogito » Fri May 11, 2012 12:20 pm

I agree with the earlier post by mrswong. Children learn thinking skills from their parents and caregivers, so you have to model and show your inference and deduction skills to them so that they get used to it and then can try to do it themselves.

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Re: Reading vs Comprehension

Postby munchkukie » Fri May 11, 2012 1:19 pm

mrswongtuition wrote:Hi,

Just to share what I normally tell parents to encourage inferential thinking (this requires some prompting and prodding - not all kids are born with this ability or they take longer time to develop).

1. Such questions require them to think and imagine beyond the facts given.
2. You can encourage and develop such thinking through your daily conversations and observations. Example: You see a little boy playing near the road. Ask your child what he/she thinks and what consequences will there be.
3. "Reading between the lines" is something little children may not get. Help them to 'see the light' by giving them scenarios with hidden meanings and guiding them to get the answers.

It's not just about doing many many practices but also training up their mind to think.

Hope this helps.

Mrs Wong
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Re: Reading vs Comprehension

Postby jenniferpass » Fri May 11, 2012 7:26 pm

Reading comprehension is defined as the level of understanding of a text. This understanding comes from the interaction between the words that are written and how they trigger knowledge outside the text. You can improve your child's reading comprehension by using these simple tips:
1.Set aside a regular time to read to your children every day.
2.Surround your children with reading material.
3.Have a family reading time.
4.Encourage a wide variety of reading activities.
5.Develop the library habit.
6.Be knowledgeable about your children's progress.
7.Look for reading problems. etc..

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Re: Reading vs Comprehension

Postby Blue Pearl » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:52 am

I agree with the earlier post by mrswong

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