Comprehension Strategy: Recognizing Points of View
A point of view is an opinion. In some texts, the writer expresses his or her own opinion. In others, the writer summarizes other people's points of view instead. Look for words like according to, says, believes, and thinks.
Fluency Strategy: Ignoring Unknown Words
To understand what the writer is saying, you don't need to know the meaning of every word. Put your dictionary away. When you come to words you don't know, ignore them. Keep reading. Think about what you can understand, not what you can't.
Comprehension Strategy: Recognizing Reference Words
We use reference words instead of repeating the names of people, places, ideas, or other things. Look out for common reference words like it, them, this, that, etc. Look at sentences nearby to find what they refer to. They can refer to one word or a group of words.
Fluency Strategy: Skimming for the Main Ideas
Skimming is reading fast to understand the main idea, or message. Read the title, the first paragraph, and the first sentences in the other paragraphs. Then read the last paragraph. Read quickly; details are not important.
Comprehension Strategy: Identifying Meaning from Context
You can often work out the meaning of words you don't know from the words and phrases nearby. Try to work out the part of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb) of the new word, Look at the sentences before and after the word. They may use words with the same meaning or with the opposite meaning.
Fluency Strategy: Recognizing Signal Words
Signal words show how the text is organized. Words like main, key, or major often introduce the most important point. In addition and also give more information. However gives contrasting information
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