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Video: Reading Comprehension

How Does Your Brain Learn To Read?

Published on Aug 13, 2015

Most Americans learn how to read around the age of 5 but for some it can take much longer, why is it so hard to learn how to read?

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Brain Waves Show Learning to Read Does Not End in 4th Grade 
“Teachers-in-training have long been taught that fourth grade is when students stop learning to read and start reading to learn. But a new study tested the theory by analyzing brain waves and found that fourth-graders do not experience a change in automatic word processing.”
After Learning New Words, Brain Sees Them As Pictures 
“When we look at a known word, our brain sees it like a picture, not a group of letters needing to be processed. That's the finding from a new study that shows the brain learns words quickly by tuning neurons to respond to a complete word, not parts of it.”

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10 Tips to Improve Your Reading Comprehension

Published on Jun 22, 2012

1. "Never read a book without a pen in your hand." ~ Benjamin Franklin - That's great advice whether you write in your books or take notes in a notebook. Personally, I write, scribble, highlight, argue and draw symbols in all my books.

2. Read a whole paragraph / section BEFORE you stop to highlight or take a note. Don't stop right when you see something interesting; keep reading to get the "big picture" or context of what stood out to you. Then "reread" when you make your notes.

3. Read important sections out loud. A person reads much slower when you read out loud than when you read silently, but studies show that if you read out loud, you tend to retain things better because you're engaging multiple senses (hearing and seeing).

4. Read silently with quick "check-marks." There are times when you should read silently and simply use a pencil to "check" sections in the margins you want to go back and reread later. This will help you get through a book quicker without being distracted by stopping to highlight or write.

5. Explain what you read. When you finish a chapter / section of a book, take a break and "think" about what you've read and, in your mind, "explain it" to someone. See if you can structure your thoughts so as to be able to repeat back to someone what you've read. This is a great exercise. I do this A LOT when I read - and actually "talk through it" out loud to myself walking around my office or in the car.

6. Learn to "X-ray" a book by reviewing the Table of Contents and only reading the sections / chapters that will be benefit you. And don't feel like you have to read an entire book.

7. Pay attention to summary words - "therefore" or "as a result" or "in conclusion." When you see a summary / conclusion word, make sure you understand the author's points and argument that has led to his conclusion.

8. Circle / Underline key words in a sentence.

9. Mark words you don't know - and look them up! If you have a Kindle this is much easier. Looking up words you don't know increases your understanding of the author's intent, but it also increases your vocabulary!

10. You should read How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren. This is a "must read" book! You can get a great price on it at Amazon or

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Reading Comprehension in English

Uploaded on Oct 24, 2008

Instructions on how to understand what you read in English. We call this Reading Comprehension.

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Reading Skills That Work - For Tests And In Class

Published on Dec 15, 2012

Do you run out of time when reading in class? Have trouble remembering or understanding what you read? Then put down that book and press play to learn how to improve your reading speed and comprehension today.

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4 Strategies to Master Reading Comprehension Skills

Published on Jul 13, 2015

Essay Writing, Precis Writing, Paragraph Writing, Letter Writing and Reading Comprehension, all this involves the ability to comprehend, analyze and present information in an organized way. Are you quick, precise and complete in your writing? You will be when you watch and learn from our expert, Sylvia, some simple strategies for overall format and construction in your descriptive paper.

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Tutoring Tips: Reading Comprehension Strategies

Published on Sep 22, 2014

Learn different ways to engage students while reading to increase reading comprehension!

The mission of School on Wheels is to provide one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-aged children impacted by homelessness.

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Top 6 Comprehension Strategies

Published on Jan 30, 2013

Reading is all about making meaning. If you are not making meaning, then you are not understanding what you are reading. Strategies that gear towards increasing comprehension include asking questions, making connections, making predictions, inferencing, summarizing and evaluating.

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UCL Helps Stroke Victims Learn to Read Again

Uploaded on Jun 1, 2010

UCL has launched an online tool to help people whose sight has been damaged by stroke to learn to read again.

A medical and technological collaboration between the UCL Institute of Neurology and UCL's Multimedia team has developed 'Read Right', a therapeutic website designed to help people with Hemianopic Alexia (HA) to improve and test their reading ability from their own homes.

UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's very best universities. As a multi-faculty, research-intensive university in central London, our research helps tackle global challenges and feeds directly into outstanding degree programmes. Visit us at

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HBU Read it Right, Make it Stick!

Published on Jun 15, 2012

SSTattler: Problem is reading after my stroke i.e. "I couldn't recall what I read when I finished" - bang on this lecture! I have to concentrate what specific reading and my problems disappear. Nice lecture...!

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