Building Strategies Using Context Clues, Recognizing Cognates, Using Word Analysis, Scanning & Skimming.

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Building Strategies

Building StrategiesUsing Context Clues, Recognizing Cognates, Using Word Analysis, Scanning & Skimming Using Context Clues Words in a text can often give you clues to the meaning of new words. For example:Stans world was being threatened; he began to shake with fear when he read the spiteful message on his computer.

The message made Stan shake with fear so it must have said something scary. Even if we dont know what spiteful means, we can conclude that it was hateful or menacing. Recognizing Cognates Many English words have Latin or French origins and look similar. You can often guess the meaning of words by relating it to French. However, you have to be careful because some words only look similar. Example:Choose: ChoisirForest: FortPaste: PteOccasionally vowels disappear in English:School: cole Study: tudier

Using Word AnalysisThe stem is the basic part of the word.

The suffix comes after the stem.If you know the meaning of the different parts of a word, you can usually work out the meaning. The prefix comes before the stem.

For example:Monarchy

Prefix:Stem:Suffix:Mon- -arch- - y

Scanning Scanning can help you find specific information faster. Determine the words or numbers you are looking for. Start at the beginning of an article and quickly pass your eyes over the information in a diagonal direction. You are not attempting to make sense of the passage. You just have to locate the information.

Locating Specific Information For Example: What is the article about?How many types of reading content questions are there?What are some advantages from knowing these different types of questions?ScanningStudying for a Content Test

Preparing yourself for a content test; or a reading comprehension test, can seem intimidating, especially if the idea of reading through lengthy passages and writing long essay answers makes your stomach turn. But here are some study tips to help you master even the longest most boring content test.There are six basic types of reading content questions. If you familiarize yourself with this style of questioning ahead of time it can save you loads of time when taking a content test, because you can pick apart the content question, find the important sections of the passage, and focus your answers.

Skimming Getting the gist of it!Skimming is looking at a text quickly to get the main idea without reading every word. Read the titleRead the subheadingsLook at the illustrations, figures, charts, or tables and understand their purpose. Read the introduction of the paragraph, which usually contains the main idea. (first sentence)Read the last sentence of the paragraph.

(Continued)Look at words underlined, in bold or in italics and read them.In longer passages, look at the final paragraph, particularly the last sentence and find the authors conclusionHighlight all information you think is important.

Skimming Getting the gist of it!SkimmingStudying for a Content Test

Preparing yourself for a content test; or a reading comprehension test, can seem intimidating, especially if the idea of reading through lengthy passages and writing long essay answers makes your stomach turn. But here are some study tips to help you master even the longest most boring content test.There are six basic types of reading content questions. If you familiarize yourself with this style of questioning ahead of time it can save you loads of time when taking a content test, because you can pick apart the content question, find the important sections of the passage, and focus your answers.

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