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5. Comprehension strategies


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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin

Although researchers describe comprehension strategies in slightly different ways, there is general agreement about the kinds of comprehension strategies readers use.

The Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy use the following. You can read about these on pages 26-28 in Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy and Numeracy: Background Information.

  • Activating prior knowledge
  • Forming and testing hypotheses
  • Identifying main ideas
  • Making use of text structure knowledge
  • Summarising
  • Drawing inferences
  • Visualising
  • Asking questions of the text and seeking answers

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