Comprehending Comprehension


Comprehension skills are a fundamental part of reading and these skills need to work like a finely tuned machine for reading to have any meaning. Even if a learner can whizz through a text independently, it isn’t worth much if the meaning of what has been read is left by the wayside.

Can the learner understand it? Can she explain it? Is he able to answer questions about it? These are the layers of reading comprehension.

Reading comprehension is a tricky concept to teach, but it is necessary for gaining content knowledge and expressing ideas or opinions through discussion and writing.