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TOPIC 5: READING COMPREHENSOIN STRATEGIES (1 sessions / 2 hours)

Topic 5:
Reading
comprehension
This session aims to:

5.1 Understanding the
difference between
reading and
comprehension.








5.2 Recognise various
reading
comprehension
strategies














5.3 Practice skills in
identifying main
ideas



5.4 Practice skills in
identifying
relationship
between cause
and effect






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Reading comprehension is the act
of understanding what you are
reading.
Being able to read may not always
mean being able to comprehend.
However we may guess the
meaning of the sentence in a
context or identify the general idea
of the sentence.


a. Reading Comprehension
strategies
-Make Connections
-Determining the purpose of the
author
-Identifying cause and effect
relationship
-Visualize
-Infer
-Identifying the main idea
-Skimming and scanning
-Understand how texts link
together in a short story
-Making notes




b. identify main ideas
heart of the text or a
paragraph


c. identify the relationship
between cause and effect

The cause is the first event
that makes another event
happen.





Activity 1: Get the Meaning? (a
nonsense sentence)









Activity 2: What good readers do?
- Power Point on Reading
strategies















Activity 3: Where is the roof?
- Identify the main idea




Activity 4: Cut and match
- Match sentences to
identify the relationship
between cause and effect







5.5 Practise
inferring skills













5.6 Understanding
how texts link
together In a
short story










5.7 Practise
visualise skill








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30













25
The effect is the event or
events following the first event
that happened



d. Inferring skills
- linear
- non-linear
Make own discoveries without the
author directly stating
Use text clues, prior knowledge,
and questions to come up with a
conclusion
Create meaning based on own
notions
Use implicit information from the
text to create meaning during and
after reading


e. elements of a short story
Setting -- The time and location in
which a story takes place.
Plot -- The plot is how the author
arranges events to develop his
basic idea; It is the sequence of
events in a story or play
Conflict-- Conflict is essential to
plot. Without conflict there is no
plot. It is the opposition of forces
which ties one incident to another
and makes the plot move.


f. visualise a short story
Create images from all of their
senses
Build meaning as they go by
visualizing










Activity 5: Making inferences from a
book cover
- Making inferences from a
short sentences.











Activity 6: Identifying the elements of the
story
- list the setting, characters
and the conflict


Activity 7: - sequence sentence
strips






Activity 8: Draw storyboard
- Forming visuals