4th Class English Comprehension (Prose and Poetry) Comprehension


Category : 4th Class

Real Life Example

In our day to day life, we read and comprehend various things from newspapers to books and magazines. 

Historical preview

During the last century comprehension lessons usually consisted of students answering teachers?  to questions, writing responses to questions on their own, or both.  The whole group version of this practice also often included 'Round-robin reading', wherein teachers called on individual students to read a portion of the 20th century, evidence accumulated that the read-test methods assessed comprehension more than they taught it. The associated practice of ?round robin? reading has also been questioned and eliminated by many educators.  



This lesson will help you to:?

learn what is comprehension.

learn and understand about solving comprehensions.

learn about reading comprehension passages.



Comprehension Comprehension is the understanding and interpretation of what is read. This understanding comes from the interaction between the words that are written and how they trigger knowledge outside the text.

It is the process of making meaning from a written text. Comprehensions fall under variety of topics and are formulated in diverse ways.

Comprehension is the fundamental purpose of reading.

It includes making sense of words, connecting ideas between text and prior knowledge, constructing and negotiating meaning in discussions with others, and much more.

Reading comprehension are passages that are followed by questions and one has to answer the question keeping only the passage in mind.

Steps for solving comprehension passages

1. Understand the passage.

2. Identify the type of question.

3. Simplify the question.

4. Construct the answer.  



Conceptual knowledge:

Children need familiarity with the topics they read and some understanding of the main concepts in narrative texts.         

Language skills                                  

Text features: You need to know how titles, pictures, captions, and headings relate to the meaning of text.                                             v 

Strategies: Comprehending text requires you to use a variety of strategies such as making and checking predictions, asking and answering questions, looking back in text to monitor understanding, and occasionally stopping to paraphrase or summarize the important information.                       

Fluent decoding: Comprehension is difficult when you focus all their energy and cognitive resources on saying the words correctly. Comprehension is easier when decoding is automatic so you must learn to recognize words quickly and accurately.           


Amazing facts

The biggest barrier to comprehension is lack of fluency.

English is the most difficult major language to listen to comprehend and to read.  



Misconcept: Real comprehension is a matter of finding the author's exact meaning.

Concept: Comprehension means to decode the meaning in between the lines even experienced reviewers interpret a author?s work differently. This diversity of interpretation is usually a result of different backgrounds and experiences. Thus the real comprehension is a matter of understanding the meaning which may or may not be exact inference as author.

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