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== '''My Experience with the Teaching of Comprehension Strategies''' ==
 
== '''My Experience with the Teaching of Comprehension Strategies''' ==
  
  
When I was a junior in college, I performed a case study on a fourth grade student, named Clarissa.  Although she could read fluently, she did comprehend what she was reading.  After various tests were administered, I determined that she was reading at a first grade level.  Consequently, in order to improve Clarissa's comprehension, I implemented the strategies which are discussed in this course.  Through a combination of strategies, including vocabulary, narrative, and expository, Clarissa significantly improved her reading comprehension over a ten-week period.  Many times, after she used the strategies while reading, she exclaimed that reading is fun and that the strategies helped her to understand the text.   
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When I was a junior in college, I performed a case study on a fourth grade student, named Clarissa.  Although she could read fluently, she did not comprehend what she was reading.  After various tests were administered, I determined that she was reading at a first grade level.  Consequently, in order to improve Clarissa's comprehension, I implemented the strategies which are discussed in this course.  Through a combination of strategies, including vocabulary, narrative, and expository, Clarissa significantly improved her reading comprehension over a ten-week period.  Many times, after she used the strategies while reading, she exclaimed that reading is fun and that the strategies helped her to understand the text.   
  
 
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[[Unit 1 - Pre-Reading Strategy]]

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  • Did you ever have a student who could recite the words of a text perfectly but had no idea what the text was about?
  • Have you ever felt frustrated because one or more of your students oculd not pass the reading comprehnsion tests despite all your hard work?
  • Have you ever felt that you do not know what comprehension strategy to use next in order to help your students comprehend?
  • WELL, THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!

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My Experience with the Teaching of Comprehension Strategies

When I was a junior in college, I performed a case study on a fourth grade student, named Clarissa. Although she could read fluently, she did not comprehend what she was reading. After various tests were administered, I determined that she was reading at a first grade level. Consequently, in order to improve Clarissa's comprehension, I implemented the strategies which are discussed in this course. Through a combination of strategies, including vocabulary, narrative, and expository, Clarissa significantly improved her reading comprehension over a ten-week period. Many times, after she used the strategies while reading, she exclaimed that reading is fun and that the strategies helped her to understand the text.

Unit 1 - Pre-Reading Strategy

Unit 2 - Narrative Strategy

Unit 3 - Expository Strategy

Unit 4 - Vocabulary Strategies

Unit 5 - Strategy Integration Benefits

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