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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 17 videos in this category and 99 videos in 14 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: 7 - 11
Reading Comprehension Video
From YouTube, produced by 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. ( ... [more]
September 3, 2011 at 09:26 PM
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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. (1:37)
February 6, 2011 at 01:42 AM
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Ages: 5 - 9
Get the Gist - Comprehension Strategy
From YouTube, produced by YouTube
This selection contains a video of a teacher modeling the Get the Gist reading comprehension strategy.  This strategy focuses on asking questions beginning with who or what to sort through details and find the main idea of a passage. ( 7:24)
July 23, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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Ages: 13 - 18
Five Tips for Increasing Reading Comprehension
From YouTube, produced by 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) Preread on the subject 2) Identify purpose for reading 3) Identify main idea 4) St... [more]
September 5, 2011 at 08:52 AM
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Ages: 14 - 18
How to Understand Shakespeare
From nextvista.org, produced by nextvista.org
This teacher-created video provides tips for interpreting Shakespeare.  Students are told to put the material into their own words, relate to the characters, and "get into" the part to increase understanding.  Students are shown applying these tips t... [more]
September 14, 2011 at 07:05 PM
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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: 15 - 18
The Art of Questioning: Content, Meaning and Style
From teachingchannel.org, produced by The Teaching Channel
Lesson ObjectiveStructure questioning based on content, meaning and style.  Questions to ConsiderHow does a move from content to meaning to style allow students to better understand text?What is Ms. Schaefer looking for when she asks content question... [more]
January 16, 2012 at 11:15 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: 13 - 18
Cómo analizar un texto - en español
From practicopedia.com, produced by Practicopedia
Este video describe seis sencillos pasos para analizar un texto literario en prosa. El análisis de un texto en prosa consiste de:- Localización- Tipo de texto- Adjetivación- Formas Verbales- Narrador- Estilo. (4:35)
March 5, 2012 at 09:50 PM
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