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Rachel Caldwell
The Characteristics of Skilled Readers
Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:33

I would have never thought of the different components of reading comprehension or would have thought to broken them down into those 3 different components. Last week I did not see how important silent reading is as our students grow and leave school. Now I not only see the importance of reading comprehension and silent reading, but Dr. Koppenhaver's article also showed the 5 characteristics of a strong reader. We are able to read, comprehend, infer, predict, connect, and reflect without difficulty or thought. Can you imagine how hard it would be to just to be lacking in just one of the 5 listed characteristics. Like Amanda said, it is important for us to know the components of reading, but I think it is also important to note that even if we have never struggled with reading that we still know the list of characteristics and make them goals for our students.

  • Comprehension - Amanda Wallace, Wed Jun 10 12:56
    In reading the articles for this week I thought the components of reading comprehension were interesting. The relevant components are word identification, language comprehension, and print... more
    • The Characteristics of Skilled Readers - Rachel Caldwell, Sat Jun 13 12:33
    • Reply to Comprehension - Maggie Horne, Thu Jun 11 18:47
      Amanda, I really enjoyed learning about the components of reading comprehension as well. Of course I want to improve my students reading comprehension skills, but I did not know what all I should... more
    • reply Amanda Wallace - rognstadgr, Wed Jun 10 16:59
      I thought this was very interesting as well. I learned for the first time that *silent* reading comprehension is the goal. In schools we encourage students to read out loud all the time, younger... more
    • Reply to Amanda - brigmanhd, Wed Jun 10 15:30
      I've learned about the components of reading comprehension before but the lecture was an excellent review and went more in-depth. I had never thought about silent reading being the ultimate goal but... more
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