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Comprehension Skills by Mind Map: Comprehension Skills
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Comprehension Skills

Meaning

It helps you to find information and focus your attention on what is important to your text.

Making connections is like building bridges--- it links what u are doing to your own life, to other books or to the world.

Question

Making Connections

Visualizing

Summarizing

Visualizing is like creating a movie in your mind while you read. When you try to see, hear, feel and even smell what is going on. Your mind movie help you understand and remember what you read- and it's fun!(:

Summarizing means figuring out what is really important in the text and explaining it in your own words. A summary should be short-you don't tell all the details. A good summary will help you remember what you read.

Evaluating

Evaluating means making a judgment about what you read, and explaning why. Did you find the information you need? Did the author use interesting words? Were there great pictures ? Those are called criteria. Criteria is needed in order for you to evalulate.

Synthesizing

Synthesizing means learning from what you read and adding new ideas to what you already know. Sometimes your thinking change. Just add on! The more you think, the more new ideas you will have!

Inferring

To use what you ALREADY READ from the passage to figure the question. EG. how the other feels, what kind of environment the writer lives in e.t.c

To use what you ALREADY READ from the passage to figure the question. EG. how the other feels, what kind of environment the writer lives in e.t.c

Prior Knowledge

Using Prior Knowledge means using what you already know to help you understand something new. It's like putting on your thinking cap and pulling out your thoughts that can help you understand what you are reading.