What is Comprehension?
Comprehension is the process involving the ability to understand and interpret the things which we read. The art of comprehension makes you a better learner and improves your ability to understand thoughts and emotions.
To be able to accurately understand written material, children need to be able to
- Decode what they read.
- Make connections between what they read and what they already know
- Think deeply about what they have read
- Effective comprehension skills
1. Make Connections –
Connect the topic or information to what you already know with your experience and the World around you
Ex1: This reminds me of a time when I…..
Ex2: I know about this topic because I…..
2. Ask questions –
Ask Questions to collect more information on the topic
Ex1: Wonder what this means…..
Ex2: What is going to happen next?…..
3. Visualize –
Try to make mental pictures in your mind about the information
Ex1: I can visualize it as…..
Ex2: It looks like…..
4. Determine important points
Distinguish between what is essential versus what is interesting between fact and opinion and pin point problems and solutions
Ex1: Let me take the big ideas and summarize the information…..
Ex2: All these ideas are important but some ideas are more important than the others. I need to determine which ideas are most important…..
If you have any more TIPS on how to improve comprehension skills please do share and comment.
Published by K Vijay Venkat
Vijay Venkat is a father, a trainer, and a lover of books. When he’s finished playing video games with his kid, you’ll likely find Venkat sharing his personal training and marketing anecdotes with students and acquaintances.