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Re: Reading Comprehension
Thu Jun 11, 2015 13:21

In my student teaching, we were specifically teaching text features to our students in hopes that it would help them connect to the text and be able to better comprehend what they are reading. We do often think of comprehension being text based but sometimes we need to look at text features to be able to truly understand the text. These features could be pictures, tables, labels, etc. Regardless, teaching students to read, evaluate, and understand text features is important. In my student teaching classroom, it was hard for some of the typically developing students to practice and use effortlessly. While we didn't have any students with ASD, I can imagine it may be hard for these students as well. Direct instruction and practice would be necessary for this skill but important in developing comprehension.

  • Reading Comprehension - McKenzi Davis, Thu Jun 11 10:02
    An article that I read discussed that reading comprehension is a combination of text- driven and knowledge- driven processing. This really stuck out to me because I think I primarily thought of... more
    • Reply: Reading Comprehension - Erica Phelps, Thu Jun 11 20:48
      I agree. This article reminded me of learning to teach students how to use text features in nonfiction texts. This is a skill that can be very helpful when a student is struggling to "organize" a... more
      • Reading Comprehension - Mckenzi Davis, Fri Jun 12 09:56
        Texts can often be intimidating to their readers, despite their reading ability level. I think that text features are less intimidating to readers, especially developing readers. I think that it is... more
    • Re: Reading Comprehension - lavertyse, Thu Jun 11 13:21
      • RE: Reading Comprehension - hildebranak, Thu Jun 11 14:51
        I think text features are important to emergent readers and most other readers for that matter. It gives them a springboard to use their imagination to set the scene of the text in their minds. And,... more
        • Reply to Reading Comprehension: Amy - Maggie Horne, Thu Jun 11 22:54
          Amy, I did not think of it in this way. While thinking of teaching students with ASD about different text features, I thought it might be a little more difficult for them to comprehend. We can use... more
    • Knowledge and text driven - Jordan Seagraves, Thu Jun 11 10:23
      I had never thought of reading comprehension as a combination of text-driven and knowledge driven process, but it makes total sense when you think about it. Dr. Koppenhaver gave us a statistics piece ... more
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