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Reading For Understanding

Apply strategies and skills to comprehend, respond to, interpret, or evaluate a variety of texts of increasing length, difficulty, levels of difficulty, and complexity.  Complexity is indicated by such elements as sophistication of language, content, and syntax.  Analyze (interpret, compare, contrast, evaluate, etc.) literary elements in multiple texts from a variety of genres and media for their effect on meaning, and to recognize, and assess the effectiveness of, patterns and connections.  Demonstrate an understanding of text, subtext, and context.  Interpret textual evidence of details, organization, and language to predict, draw conclusions, or determine author's purpose.  Critique the author's choice and placement of words (diction and style) in an analysis of the reader's response to the text.  Appreciate and comprehend literal aspects, along with figurative subtleties and nuances.  Accurately read instructional level materials (texts in which no more than approximately 1 in 10 words is difficult to the reader) with an appropriate reading rate.

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Ages: 3 - 10
Walt Disney - Ferdinand The Bull - 1938
From YouTube, produced by Walt Disney
This Oscar-winning short tells of a bull who preferred to sit under trees and smell flowers to clashing horns with his fellow animals. (07:56)
August 27, 2011 at 09:41 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
How to Read a Book You Don't Want to Read
From YouTube
Reading a book you don't want to read is like cutting down a large tree tucked between three houses; it's best done piece-by-piece, chapter-by-chapter. Here's how to do it, from Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook. (09:12)
January 17, 2010 at 09:56 AM
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Ages: 18 - 18
Read Across America Kickoff Ceremony, 2010, U.S. Library of Congress
From loc.gov, produced by United States Library of Congress
03/02/2010 - School children wearing red and white striped hats listen to First Lady Michelle Obama read The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. Librarian of Congress Dr. James H. Billington is joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, President of the National... [more]
June 6, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Reading Comprehension Strategies : Tips on Reading Comprehension
From YouTube
In order to improve reading comprehension, there needs to be motivation for holding ideas together and concentration to promote good studying techniques. Find out how a wide variety of reading materials can help improve a person's interest in reading... [more]
December 20, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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Ages: 18 - 18
How To Read Faster And Better
From dailymotion.com
A slow loader. Basic tips on how to read faster and improve retention of material. A six-minute video. A good video that goes over what is required to improve reading speed with examples that are easy for students to understand.
March 15, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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LarrySanger on 11/21/2008 04:05 PM wrote:

I'm open to renaming "Getting Ready to Read" and "Learning to Read" in line with something more familiar to teachers.