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The Three Levels of Comprehension
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2 Essentials of Reading Comprehension First, you must accurately label the three basic elements of a passage. The topic or subject of the passage (not the author’s opinion). The topic will help you answer questions about the main idea of the passage. The setting of the passage. Describes the breadth of the topic, placing the topic in a precise context. Be careful to avoid wrong answer choices that belong to a setting different from that of the passage.
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3 Essentials of Reading Comprehension The main idea of the passage. The thesis or central point of the passage which usually includes the topic and the setting. Be sure to look for the main idea of each paragraph and tie them all together to formulate the main idea of the entire passage.
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4 The three levels of comprehension The literal level. The lowest level of comprehension. Reflects the ability to understand the primary, direct, surface-level meaning of a text. Most people read only at this level.
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Literal Level Questions Wh – Questions Essential details Surface-level information
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6 The three levels of comprehension The interpretive level. Reflects the ability to understand the primary, direct, surface- level meaning of a text as well as some deeper, unstated meanings. Reveals some proficiency in: » Drawing inferences » Making generalizations » Determining cause and effect » Figuring out what happened between events » Anticipating » Understanding implied ideas
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  • Fall '16
  • Ms. Martinez
  • Logic, various passage constructs

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