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Automaticity Theory

(1) Decode the words
(2) understand the meaning of the text


Literal Comprehension

ability for the reader to understand the surface meaning of a text.

Understand the answers in the book!


Literal Comprehension Skills

1. Identifying explicitly stated main ideas.
2. Identifying details and sequences of events.
3. Identifying clearly stated cause-and-effect relationships
4. identifying components of story grammar: Plot events, characters, the setting, the story's conflict, resolution.


Inferential Comprehension

the ability of a reader to interpret what they have read. Surface meaning of text.


Inferential Comprehension Skills (7)

1. Inferring main ideas
2. Making Comparisons
3. Identifying cause and effect relationships not stated in the text
4. Drawing conclusions
5. Making generalizations
6. Making predictions using evidence from the text
7. Inferring themes, if the theme is not clearly stated


Evaluative Comprehension

the ability for the reader to make judgments about what he or she is reading. These answers are not in the text they are in your head.


Evaluative Comprehension Skills (5)

1. Recognizing instances of bias.
2. Recognizing unsupported assumptions, propaganda, and faulty reasoning in text.
3. Distinguishing faces and opinins in texts.
4. Judging a text's content, characters, and use of language-- did the character do the right thing?
5. Analyze themes-- does the author's theme make sense?


Sentence Structures in Facilitating Comprehension

Simple, compound and complex sentences.


simple sentence

Independent clause:
one subject
one verb

Fred kicked the football.


Compound sentence

two independent clauses (two sets of subjects verbs) and are joined by
words called coordinators:
for, and, nor, but, yet, and so.

EX: Fred kicked the football, Sally played on the swings.


Complex Sentence

One independent clause and one or more dependent clauses. (dependent clause is not a complete thought). Linked by subordinators: because, since, after, although, when or that, who, which.

EX: Fred kicked the football to Sam, who kicked it over the fence.


Paragraph Structure

1. Write a topic sentence that expresses the main ideas
2. Supporting details for each topic sentence.


Text Structures
Social studies, science, and encyclopedia

1. Cause and Effect
2. Problem and solution
3. compare/contrast
4. sequence.
5. description


Oral Language Comprehension

Repeated exposure to listening and speaking in order to enhance vocabulary.


Listening and Reading Comprehension

Listening comprehension helps children have better comprehension when they read. Almost all students will have better comprehension when text is read to them.