Top 12 Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension

Top 12 Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension

"Reading proficiency is essential for a wide variety of human activities- from following instructions from a manual; to finding out who, what, when, where and why of an event; to communicating with others for a specific form of transaction" PISA ( Programme for International Student Assessment) 2018 results read. This statement proves the importance of reading comprehension in our daily life.

 In teacher's point of view, it really is frustrating when you realize that some of your student cannot comprehend text even if their lives depend on it. When some pupils can comprehend, and others were left behind, we need to strategize ways in order for them to cope. This takes time, effort, and extra energy because lots of factor answer to this problem. Is the child nutrition-deprived? Does someone help doing homework activities? Is the child physically challenged? Many of which the teacher don't have answers to. 

To help a little in solving our dilemma in reading proficiency and comprehension, Teach Tough Staff suggests Top 12 Reading Strategies that work in every Content Area:

1. Reread
2. Activate Prior Knowledge
3. Use Context Clues
4. Infer
5. Think Aloud
6. Summarize
7. Locate Key Words
8. Make Predictions
9. Use  Word Attack Strategies
10. Visualize
11. Use Graphic Organizer
12. Evaluate Understanding

Now remember, this tips apply only if your child or student has the basic knowledge in reading, meaning with word recognition skills. If otherwise, you have to start from the beginning, e.i. alphabet, letter sounds, phonics, etc.

The process of learning in child's point of view may be rigorous, back- bending, or even extremely hard, so let's always consider their phase and start teaching considering their needs, abilities, and potentials. Every child is unique, teachers know this, parents know this. So let's find a way to meet half way and be a reason for the child's bright future. 
by vcc

Do you have more effective tips to improve the child's reading comprehension? Comment below your experiences and insights. We'd love to hear from you.↓


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