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Three Ways to Improve Comprehension


August 05, 2004

I talk about reading as an internal picture making activity. I often talk to my students about making movies in my head when I read. Secondly, I model reading for pleasure and talk to my class about what I've read. Lastly, my students read to the wall. They stand before a wall and listen to themselves, listening to the story they're hearing, seeing how it sounds and how it looks internally. This improves flow and intonation too.

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