Sunday, May 4, 2014

How to Increase Reading Comprehension

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Communication is the most vital part of learning because it is the only way to teach children things they need to learn. Information is delivered thru oral communication but as a child grows up, they will need to develop their written communication to because it is the only one of the two mediums were information is distributed.

So, how can we increase the progress of one’s reading comprehension? Whether a kid or not, aside from reading tutorials, this is the most effective way to increase your reading comprehension.

1.       Read aloud

Noticed it? When we were still in our elementary years, our reading teacher frequently calls a student to read a paragraph from a piece of story? Before, I find it quite boring but actually, it is their way to help us learn in our own little ways. It is because through reading aloud we slowly develop our reading comprehension. Reading aloud helps us to recognize the words through our ears and helps us follow the thought of what we are reading.

2.       Read Slowly and Clearly

If you are asked by your teacher to read a story in front of the class, do not rush to finish the reading material immediately. Make sure to make the habit of reading slowly while understanding it. Reading aloud or silently, this should be practiced.

3.       Read a book

It is true that practice makes perfect. Surely, everything can be accomplished through practice. If everyone would just regularly make a habit of reading a book with commitment it would surely help a reader to increase one’s vocabulary and reading comprehension to.  This would definitely be hard for first time readers as it is not usual for kids nowadays to be engaged with books. To tell you honestly, I was having hard to keep a reading discipline to finish a book. To cover up for it, I read and read lots of articles from the internet everyday usually news.

4.       Watch movies with interesting plot regularly

I know that watching movies cannot be compared to reading books. But if you’re really not into books one way of improving your comprehension is by watching movies. Just watch the movie and be a critic afterwards. Know who is the antagonist and the protagonist, what is it about, what have you learned, write a short summary about it. Do your personal review about it.

5.       Clear all distractions
Imagine reading your favorite story on party with loud songs, everybody’s screaming and shouting while you are reading your favorite reading material? Awkward isn't it? As for my personal experience, I find it to understand what I’m reading while listening to my favorite songs because I get to be carried away by the song. I find it great to study in a quiet and peaceful environment. You can find your own comfort zone where you would be at peace of mind while reading.

6.       Exercise regularly

Sometimes, when the story of what you’re reading is boring you feel sleepy. To address this problem, you can choose to drink coffee or do it the natural way through exercise. Exercise gives the energy that we need throughout the day. It makes the blood inside us to circulate efficiently bringing in oxygen and nutrients. 

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