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Comprehension Skills by Mind Map: Comprehension Skills
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Comprehension Skills

Inferring

Meaning

Figuring something the author does not state, How?, Using clues from the text or knowledge

It adds alot more meaning to the story

Prior Knowledge

Meaning

Using what you know to help you understand the passage

Activating it means using what you already know to understand something new

Connections

Meaning

Its like building Bridges, It links what you are reading to your own life or something that concerns you, text to text, text to world, text to life

How?

Look for connections that help you understand and enjoy what you read

New node

Summarizing

Figuring out what is IMPORTANT and explaining it in YOUR OWN WORDS!

Important points

It should not have many details

A good one helps you remember what you read, New node

Remember to place the main idea first before the details of the sammary

Be more concise and precise

Questioning

Meaning

Helps find information and focus attention on what's important

To understand better, use questions like:

"When"

"Why"

"What if"

"I wonder"

"How"

Evaluating

Means Rating the compre that we read

To have a better understanding

By making a judgment about what you read

Synthesizing

Meaning

Put "pieces" together to see them in a new way

Learning from what you read and add new ideas to it

Different way of looking at things, Ends up with a new understanding

Thinking sometimes changes

Visualizing

Meaning

Forming pictures using ideas from what you read in your head, New node

Have a better view on what is being read

New node