Submitted by Lynne Watson on January 25, 2015 - 6:07pm
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There are two topics that stood out as I read this chapter and they are Getting the Gist and the using evidence questions listed on page 216. The teachers are always commenting that many learners are struggling when discussing evidence to support the answers. Giving learners and or teachers a list of questions to consistently use can only aide in reading comprehension. Getting the Gist is not term I am familiar with, but I believe could be a valuable tool. To become good readers learners need to be able to monitor their own comprehension as they read instead of reading a long passage and having no idea what was just read. This systematic process of checking for understanding will be of benefit to all readers who do not do this. This first step can help learners to become readers.