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By Susan Zimmermann

It is easy: If kids do not comprehend what they learn, they'll by no means include analyzing. And that limits what they could research whereas at school. This truth frightens mom and dad, concerns academics, and eventually hurts children.

7 Keys to Comprehension is the results of state-of-the-art study. It provides mom and dad and teachers—those who are usually not already utilizing this worthwhile program—practical, considerate recommendation concerning the seven basic pondering recommendations that informed readers use:

• Connecting analyzing to their historical past knowledge
• growing sensory images
• Asking questions
• Drawing inferences
• making a choice on what is important
• Synthesizing ideas
• fixing problems

Easily understood, simply utilized, and confirmed profitable, this crucial academic device is helping mom and dad and lecturers to show examining right into a enjoyable and lucrative experience.

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I noticed you've highlighted this poem where the author used powerful nouns and active verbs. Did these words help the poem come to life in your mind? • Great! You've marked a spot where you were confused—where you couldn't see what's going on. Why do you think your “camera” shut off? What will you do to get back on track? • You've just marked and talked about two strong sensory images in this newspaper article. Does thinking about these visual parts help you come up with what is important to remember from this report?

She told us that she had been driving by and she had happened to see into our backyard. On our fence she saw a great horned owl! She asked us if she could take a picture of it. ” This child's personal memory connected to the crux of Yolen's story. The whole point of going owling on a cold winter night was to “capture” an owl in a flashlight's glare: Pa turned on his big flashlight and caught the owl just as it was landing on a branch. For one minute, three minutes, maybe even a hundred minutes, we stared at one another.

Reading becomes three-dimensional when you call on your sensory images. It makes reading fun! • Sensory images help you remember what you read as you personalize characters, scenes, plot lines, social studies facts, and so on. • When your reading camera shuts off, it's a warning that there might be a breakdown in comprehension. • Watching words unwind like a movie in your mind helps you stay with the book longer. You want to “see” the extended story or watch how science facts unfold. • Using sensory images helps you move from a literal interpretation of the story to inferential thinking.

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