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Posted on March 15, 2015 12:00 am
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qaGuqy
qaGuqy
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Student can read but not comprehend
The teacher has a student who can read every word in the book. He also can comprehends some of the story but doesn't understand the deeper meaning behind the story. The teacher has tried to go page by page with the student but sometimes he still doesn't understand. The teacher believes the student may not understand some of the story because of experience and lack of vocabulary. Where should she start to problem solve to help the student?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 15, 2015 2:29 pm

dyTuDu
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When working with ELL students, I preview the book before we read it and select vocabulary words that I know the student might struggle with. I add a picture and definition for the word in the vocabulary notebook and we review these before we read so that comprehension is not impeded because of the vocabulary. Also, modeling summarization every few paragraphs or pages (depending on the reading level) can help the student learn how to think about what he or she is reading while reading.
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Sarah Drake
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Pre-teaching vocabulary is an essential strategy to assist learners who struggle with comprehension.
  Posted on: October 13, 2015 7:49 pm

neHaGy
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good idea
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 6:28 pm

Kristen OBryant
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I love the idea of using the passage for vocabulary words and modeling summarizing.
  Posted on: October 18, 2016 1:03 am

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Solution 2
Posted March 15, 2015 2:00 pm

Katrina Hammonds
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The teacher may want to start by giving the student informational text such as articles, and teach them how to apply close reading strategies. She can also use guided reading to help the student focus on identifying and recalling specific information within the text that the teacher has targeted. These two strategies will address vocabulary and help the student to get a deeper understanding of the text.
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neHaGy
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I would exactly do this
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 6:27 pm

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Solution 3
Posted October 16, 2015 6:35 pm

Hudyja
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I would make sure the child has received or is receiving ESOL services to truly help in this area.
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Solution 4
Posted March 15, 2015 12:03 am

qaGuqy
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Maybe asking the student to recall what the story was about and see if he can recall details such as items in the story.
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neHaGy
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good idea
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 6:27 pm

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