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  • Tutoring in Reading Comprehension involves a number of important things...

    TIC Tuition in Campbelltown knows that good Reading Comprehension and the development of thinking skills involves more than recalling actual facts from a text. TIC Tuition in Campbelltown know that readers must first be able to decode the text (ie: read it).

    The first level is Literal Comprehension. Put simply, the facts are specifically stated in the text. Readers need to recognise many things – these include (but are not limited to) recalling details, identifying main ideas, sequences of events, cause and effect relationships and comparison of facts. An example would be to think of how many people are on the plane just about to leave? The answer would be a number stated in the story, title, diagram or caption.

    The next level is interpretation of the text. The reader is able to sequence events from a text in a logical order, make generalisations, reason out cause and effect, and to anticipate what might come next or how it might end. If you think of "reading between the lines” you might get the idea of this level.

  • Your child can be helped with their ability to comprehend texts.

    • Pre-testing.
    • Appropriate level placement.
    • Determine any deficiencies in types of Comprehension.
    • Provide texts at the student's Instructional Level.
    • Appropriate follow up passages for homework.
    • Marking of all work.
    • Monitoring of Progress.
    • & More…
  • The third level involves inferential reading. It includes literal and interpretation, but goes further. The reader must now go beyond the information presented, draw conclusions and pass judgement on: the implied meaning of the text, the main ideas of the text, the use of context clues to identify meaning, quality, value, accuracy and truthfulness of what is read.

    An example would be what kind of person do you think the pilot or flight attendant might be and why? Again, there are lots of possibilities. The final level is critical reading. Here the reader leaves the text and goes beyond it to obtain or express new ideas, identify the author’s point of view, to gain additional insights in order to find the answer to a question or the intended purpose of a text. The reader often draws on previous experience, uses ideas from other sources or develops their own ideas.

    An example might be what made the pilot or flight attendant choose this profession? When text is presented at "instructional level”, the reader is capable of answering questions at each of the above 4 levels; provided they have been graded appropriately. Obviously, as reading strategies develop, the reader becomes more skilled at the higher levels of questioning. At TIC Tuition in Campbelltown, we use a multi skilled approach to teaching reading comprehension.

    If you would like to find out how we do this, you should call Paul and Jenny Carter at TIC Tuition in Campbelltown on 9820 2935. Alternately, you can contact us and we will call you to discuss your child’s needs. Other subjects we provide tutoring for are: English Tuition, Reading Tuition, Spelling Tuition, Writing Tuition, Mathematics Tuition and Senior Mathematics Tuition.