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Comprehension Skills (c) 1E4 by Mind Map: Comprehension Skills (c)
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Comprehension Skills (c) 1E4

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It means to figure out what words/phrases actually mean; their meanings are not stated clearly or even at all by the author

How? You can figure these things out by:, Using clues from the text to try to figure out the meaning, You have to read between the lines

Adds more meaning to the story


It means making a judgment about what your read, and explaining why based on your criteria

How to go about doing evaluation

First, decide on a appropriate CRITERIA that is important to the text.

Read through the text, keeping the chosen criteria in mind

Rate and evaluate the text based on the how well the text meets and satisfies the criteria

This helps to deepen your understanding of the passage

Prior Knowledge

Activating your prior knowledge is using what you already know to understand something new

Similar to putting on your thinking cap and pulling out thoughts from that cap that can help you understand what you are reading

Making Connections

Making connections is like building bridges

It links what you are reading to :, Your Life or anything that concerns you, Other Texts you have read before, To the world and other events


Ask yourself how does the text relate to your life, or other texts you have read before

Looking and making connections will help you understand and enjoy what you read


Ends up acquiring new understanding/perspective

Put the "pieces" together to see them in a different way

Learning from what you read and adding new ideas to what you already know

Sometimes your thinking changes.


Summarizing means finding the important things in the text and and rewriting/explaining it in a concise form, in your own words

Short, easy to understand, and concise

Omit unnecessary words and information/ details, Only include main points and information

A good summary is a summary that helps you remember what you have read in the text


Create a visual movie or pictures in your mind while you are reading

You try to, See, Hear, Feel, What is happening in your mind, Smell, Taste

It helps you to visualise, understand and remember what you read; Have a better view on what is being read


Ask questions to understand what your reading better

Helps you find information and focuses your attention on what's important in the text

How?, Ask questions like:, What?, Why?, Where?, When?, Who?, How?, What if?, I wonder..., Before and after reading the text and you'll understand a lot better

Allows you to find information and acquire more knowledge from the text

Through this inquiry process, a more thorough and deep understanding of the text is achieved, thus enabling a better grasp and examination on the text