Definitions of Reading Comprehend
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a figure of speech in which the expression is an evident exaggeration of the meaning intended to by conveyed, or by which things are represented as much greater or less, better or worse, than they really are; a statement exaggerated fancifully, thru excitement, or for effect.
a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred.
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
a figure of speech in which a inanimate object or abstract idea is represented as animated, or endowed with personality.
a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity.
words that create unusual comparisons or vivid pictures in the reader's mind. Figurative expressions are also known as figures of speech.
literal, explicit meaning of a word-its dictionary definition.
additional, non-literal meaning associated with a word.
the origin and history of a word.
word part attached to the end of a root word.
word part attached to the beginning of a root word that adds its meaning to that of the base word.
base word that has a meaning of its own.
roots, prefixes, and suffixes that help you determine a word's meaning. Word-structure clues are also known as word-part clues.
Comprehension Monitoring question for vocabulary in context
are there clues within the sentence or surrounding sentences that can help me deduce the meaning of an unfamiliar word?
Words in a sentence or paragraph that help the reader deduce (reason out) the meaning of an unfamiliar word.
use a dictionary
use a dictionary to determine a word's meaning (and perhaps pronunciation) as it is used in the passage you are reading.
Scanning 1,500 wpm
to find a particular piece of information (such as a name, date, or phone number)
Skimming 800-1,000 wpm
To get an overview of the highlights of the material
Rapid reading 300-500 wpm
For relatively easy material; when you want only important facts or ideas; for leisure reading.
Average reading 200-300 wpm
For textbooks, complex magazines and journals, and literature
Study reading 50-200 wpm
For new vocabulary, complex concepts, technical material, and retaining details (such as legal documents, material to be memorized and material of great interest or importance)
Monitoring your comprehension
evaluating your understanding as you read and correcting the problem whenever you realize that you are not comprehending.
anticipating what is coming next as you read.
phrases that introduce a definition, such as: is defined as, is called, is, is known as, that is, refers to, means,
phrases that introduce synonyms, such as in other words, or, that is to say, also known as, by this we mean, that is.
words and phrases that indicate opposites
a sentence that includes a familiar experience ( or information you already know) can help you figure out the meaning of the new word.
words that introduce examples of the meaning of the unfamiliar word.
additional information in another sentence that may help explain the unfamiliar word.