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Determining the Topic

The first step for a student to understand what they are reading is to know the topic of what they are reading. The topic is simple what the author is writing about. 676 more words

Reading Comprehension

New Theory for Alzheimer's (Advanced Reading)

Click here to read an article about a new theory for Alzheimer’s.

After reading, try to answer the questions below to check your comprehension and see if you know or can guess the important vocabulary/phrases (listed at the bottom) from the article context. 94 more words


Reducing Ambiguity in Reading Comprehension Questions

Reducing Ambiguity in Reading Comprehension Questions

Some students mention that in traditional reading comprehension tests, it is often the questions that are tricky to understand because of its ambiguity.  570 more words


Soft, Guided Reading

Today a student mentioned that she would like to do some additional reading work using newspapers or online texts relating to topics on health.  This is a good idea for her because in class and lessons she has been solely focused on reading somewhat edited and condensed texts, along with answering multiple choice questions, for purposes of reading comprehension test preparation.  671 more words

Learning English

Part II of Without a Dictionary: Finding the Meaning of Unknown Words

In the last post, we discuss the first three clues that a person can use to finding the meaning of unknown words. In this post, we conclude our discussion by looking at the last two rules, which are… 358 more words


Topical Tuesdays

Costa Rica to extend same-sex couples equal rights for public health insurance, care access

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Without a Dictionary: Finding the Meaning of Unknown Words

A common problems for students, from elementary to grad school, is figuring out the meaning of a word they do not know. Understanding the words in a reading passage is important for comprehension. 455 more words