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Easy Ways to Improve Reading Comprehension & Actually Utilize What You Read

September 17th, 2008

Every time my students read, I ask them an important question. Is what you read informational (expository) or did it have a beginning, middle, and an end (narrative)? From their answer I give them a fill-in-the-blank graphic organizer form that they can use to take notes from the passage they read.(See Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills)

This step helps them to utilize and internalize what they have read. The next step is to have them write a summary paragraph of what they read. I have them use the notes they took. Finally, I have my students answer the questions that relate to the story or passage, checking their comprehension.

8 Responses to “Easy Ways to Improve Reading Comprehension & Actually Utilize What You Read”

  1. Daniel thoams says:

    Hi Bonnie,
    Daniel from Contra here. I have gone back to school and would like more info on what you are offering here.

    • bonnieterry says:

      Hi Daniel,

      This is referring to my book of graphic organizers – fill-in-the-blank forms that help you to improve reading comprehension. The book is Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills. It makes taking notes and utilizing what you have read much easier. Feel free to give me a call. My office number is 530-888-7160.
      Hope to see you dancing soon. We have the Holiday Contra Dance in Auburn on Dec 19th.

      Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET

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