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Comprehension Techniques

Recognize and understand strategies used to interpret texts (e.g.,  sequential order, description, cause and effect, process/procedure, compare/contrast, order of importance, problem/solution, concept/definition)  to verify, support, or clarify meaning.  Understand and identify, articulate, and support individual and universal meanings perceived from forms of dramatic production (classroom dramatizations, theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions).

There are 20 videos in this category and 85 videos in 13 subcategories.

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Ages: 7 - 12
Blue Ribbon Readers: Make Connections (Interactive)
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by WPSU
This WPSU interactive Make Connections Game gives students practice in making mental connections between the text and things the reader already knows. These connections can include things readers have read (text-to-text), things they've seen or heard... [more]
May 28, 2012 at 11:46 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
How to Speed Read - Improve Comprehension Reading Speed
From youtube.com, produced by Darren Chow
Tips to help with reading comprehension. (02:45)
May 17, 2016 at 12:18 AM
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Ages: 8 - 12
The Four Question and Answer Relationships
From WatchKnow, produced by Laura Stevens
A brief explanation of the four question and answer relationships that we use when reading (Right There, Think and Search, Author & Me, and On My Own). An example is given at the end. (08:52)
August 25, 2016 at 08:50 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Looking at the Text for Evidence | Khan Academy
From YouTube, produced by Khan Academy
Evidence is factual information that helps you know if something's true. It's proof! Learn how to back up your claims, whether you're talking about cookies,laws, or Voltron. (04:23)
March 27, 2020 at 01:46 PM
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Ages: 7 - 11
Reading Comprehension
From YouTube
This video teaches important techniques needed to understand how to fully comprehend stories. The video identifies main idea, important events, and the lesson of the story. Then, the narrator explains using this information to summarize the story. (0... [more]
September 3, 2011 at 09:26 PM
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Ages: 9 - 16
Analogies Song – Learn Comprehension – Learning Upgrade
From youtube.com, produced by Learning Upgrade
From the Comprehension Upgrade course. (01:42)
January 22, 2016 at 12:20 PM
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Ages: 7 - 11
Blue Ribbon Readers: The Visualizing Game
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by WPSU
The Visualizing Game is part of WPSU’s Blue Ribbon Readers, a collection of seven interactive games designed to help elementary school students gain reading comprehension competences. Throughout the game students may practice creating and recalling m... [more]
May 29, 2012 at 12:21 AM
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Ages: 8 - 18
Story Elements
From vimeo.com, produced by Noelle Henderson
This video gives you some ideas on how to work on reading comprehension by focusing on story elements: characters, setting, problem/solution, and sequencing. (01:37)
February 6, 2011 at 01:42 AM
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Ages: 11 - 16
Teaching Channel: SIFT
From vimeo.com, produced by Teaching Channel
S (symbolism) I (imagery) F (figurative language) T (tone & theme).  The SIFT method is a method of text analysis for students to use as a guide when breaking apart a text into component parts.  (04:30)
November 1, 2012 at 01:25 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
Five Tips for Increasing Reading Comprehension
From YouTube
This selection contains a slide shown with five tips for increasing reading comprehension. A narrator explains each tip, and they are written on each screen.  Tips: 1) Pre-read the subject 2) Identify the purpose for reading 3) Identify the main idea... [more]
September 5, 2011 at 08:52 AM
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