Comprehrension

Pulling It All Together

Overview

Comprehension is influenced by knowledge of vocabulary, syntax, and text structures (academic language), as well as by the student's ability to use reading strategies and self-monitoring.
Question Chart: Improving Reading Comprehension through Questioning

Influencers of Comprehension

1. Language Proficiency Level (S/L/R/W skills, vocabulary knowledge, BICS v CALPS, etc.)
2. Background Knowledge (personal experiences, prior school knowledge, expertise in content area, etc.)

Strategies for Teaching Comprehension

Graphic Organizers as Scaffolds

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