English language

The Comprehension Book

Author: Sue Dillon,Terry Dillon

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748734546

Category: English language

Page: 128

View: 5934

These worksheets draw on material from a variety of genres including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, journalism, advertising and public information. The varied topics and material are ideal for reinforcing understanding across the curriculum.

Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Life Skills/ Level 1 for Beginners

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: 9384583472

Category:

Page: 248

View: 3758

The paradigm shift in the field of education focuses on the development of life skills, attitudes and values. This was the prime focus which made us divide this series into two themes: LIFE SKILLS and ATTITUDES & VALUES. Each theme strongly voices out in three levels- beginners, the avid readers and the experts making it a six book series. The book "Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Life Skills/ Level 1 for Beginners" is the first of the three books based on the Life Skills theme. • The book contains 30 fascinating stories about People, Places, Events, Ideas and Issues. The stories are further based on Lfe Skills - 10 each on Thinking, Social and Emotional Skills. • The book aims at enhancing the comprehension skills along with augmenting the general awareness of children leading to the development of the precious Life Skills. • The book is an honest attempt to trigger the young minds to think, explore and relate to the world around them. It makes them THINK, COMPREHEND AND ANALYZE. The articles given for the comprehension purpose are actually in sync to the real world. • Each story has been elaborately discussed and is analysed by the following tools: • Wordsmith - aims at developing the vocabulary and contextual usage of words. • Finding the Fact - aims at developing the comprehension skills • Extra Inning - gives an opportunity to the reader to explore the extra information related to the story. • Reality Check - a platform to create opinions about the various issues related to the story. • Only when the reader is in a position to generate thoughts/ opinions about a given situation/ issue then only he is in a position to provide a real solution model. • This series is a must have for people who not only want to build in their reading habit and develop their vocabulary but also want to enroot an eye for comprehending, analyzing and transforming their approach from problem finders towards becoming PROBLEM SOLVERS by reinforcing the power of Life Skills.

Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Attitude & Values/ Level 1 for Beginners

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: 9384583502

Category:

Page: 248

View: 2959

The paradigm shift in the field of education focuses on the development of life skills, attitudes and values. This was the prime focus which made us divide this series into two themes: LIFE SKILLS and ATTITUDES & VALUES. Each theme strongly voices out in three levels - beginners, the avid readers and the experts making it a six book series. The book "Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Attitude & Values / Level 1 for Beginners" is the first of the three books based on the Attitude & Values theme. • The book contains 30 fascinating stories about People, Places, Events, Ideas and Issues. The stories are further based on Attitude & Values - 15 each on Attitude and Values. • The book aims at enhancing the comprehension skills along with augmenting the general awareness of children leading to the development of the Attitude & Values. • The book is an honest attempt to trigger the young minds to think, explore and relate to the world around them. • It makes them THINK, COMPREHEND AND ANALYSE. The articles given for the comprehension purpose are actually in sync to the real world. • Each story has been elaborately discussed and is analysed by the following tools: • Wordsmith - aims at developing the vocabulary and contextual usage of words. • Finding the Fact - aims at developing the comprehension skills • Extra Inning - gives an opportunity to the reader to explore the extra information related to the story. • Reality Check - a platform to create opinions about the various issues related to the story. • Only when the reader is in a position to generate thoughts/ opinions about a given situation/ issue then only he is in a position to provide a real solution model. • This series is a must have for people who not only want to build in their reading habit and develop their vocabulary but also want to enroot an eye for comprehending, analyzing and transforming their approach from problem finders towards becoming PROBLEM SOLVERS by reinforcing the power of Attitude & Values.

Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Life Skills/ Level 3 for the experts

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: 9384583499

Category:

Page: 248

View: 3230

The paradigm shift in the field of education focuses on the development of life skills, attitudes and values. This was the prime focus which made us divide this series into two themes: LIFE SKILLS and ATTITUDES & VALUES. Each theme strongly voices out in three levels - beginners, the avid readers and the experts making it a six book series. The book "Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Life Skills/ Level 3 for the experts" is the third of the three books based on the Life Skills theme. • The book contains 30 fascinating stories about People, Places, Events, Ideas and Issues. The stories are further based on Life Skills - 10 each on Thinking, Social and Emotional Skills. • The book aims at enhancing the comprehension skills along with augmenting the general awareness of children leading to the development of the precious Life Skills. • The book is an honest attempt to trigger the young minds to think, explore and relate to the world around them. It makes them THINK, COMPREHEND AND ANALYZE. The articles given for the comprehension purpose are actually in sync to the real world. • Each story has been elaborately discussed and is analysed by the following tools: • Wordsmith - aims at developing the vocabulary and contextual usage of words. • Finding the Fact - aims at developing the comprehension skills • Extra Inning - gives an opportunity to the reader to explore the extra information related to the story. • Reality Check - a platform to create opinions about the various issues related to the story. • Only when the reader is in a position to generate thoughts/ opinions about a given situation/ issue then only he is in a position to provide a real solution model. • This series is a must have for people who not only want to build in their reading habit and develop their vocabulary but also want to enroot an eye for comprehending, analyzing and transforming their approach from problem finders towards becoming PROBLEM SOLVERS by reinforcing the power of Life Skills.

Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Life Skills/ Level 2 for the avid readers

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: 9384583480

Category:

Page: 248

View: 5883

The paradigm shift in the field of education focuses on the development of life skills, attitudes and values. This was the prime focus which made us divide this series into two themes: LIFE SKILLS and ATTITUDES & VALUES. Each theme strongly voices out in three levels - beginners, the avid readers and the experts making it a six book series. The book "Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Life Skills/ Level 2 for the avid readers" is the second of the three books based on the Life Skills theme. • The book contains 30 fascinating stories about People, Places, Events, Ideas and Issues. The stories are further based on Life Skills - 10 each on Thinking, Social and Emotional Skills. • The book aims at enhancing the comprehension skills along with augmenting the general awareness of children leading to the development of the precious Life Skills. • The book is an honest attempt to trigger the young minds to think, explore and relate to the world around them. It makes them THINK, COMPREHEND AND ANALYZE. The articles given for the comprehension purpose are actually in sync to the real world. • Each story has been elaborately discussed and is analysed by the following tools: • Wordsmith - aims at developing the vocabulary and contextual usage of words. • Finding the Fact - aims at developing the comprehension skills • Extra Inning - gives an opportunity to the reader to explore the extra information related to the story. • Reality Check - a platform to create opinions about the various issues related to the story. • Only when the reader is in a position to generate thoughts/ opinions about a given situation/ issue then only he is in a position to provide a real solution model. • This series is a must have for people who not only want to build in their reading habit and develop their vocabulary but also want to enroot an eye for comprehending, analyzing and transforming their approach from problem finders towards becoming PROBLEM SOLVERS by reinforcing the power of Life Skills.

Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Attitude & Values/ Level 3 for the experts

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: 9384583529

Category:

Page: 248

View: 4013

The paradigm shift in the field of education focuses on the development of life skills, attitudes and values. This was the prime focus which made us divide this series into two themes: LIFE SKILLS and ATTITUDES & VALUES. Each theme strongly voices out in three levels - beginners, the avid readers and the experts making it a six book series. The book "Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Attitude & Values / Level 3 for the experts" is the third of the three books based on the Attitude & Values theme. • The book contains 30 fascinating stories about People, Places, Events, Ideas and Issues. The stories are further based on Attitude & Values - 15 each on Attitude and Values. • The book aims at enhancing the comprehension skills along with augmenting the general awareness of children leading to the development of the Attitude & Values. • The book is an honest attempt to trigger the young minds to think, explore and relate to the world around them. • It makes them THINK, COMPREHEND AND ANALYSE. The articles given for the comprehension purpose are actually in sync to the real world. • Each story has been elaborately discussed and is analysed by the following tools: • Wordsmith - aims at developing the vocabulary and contextual usage of words. • Finding the Fact - aims at developing the comprehension skills • Extra Inning - gives an opportunity to the reader to explore the extra information related to the story. • Reality Check - a platform to create opinions about the various issues related to the story. • Only when the reader is in a position to generate thoughts/ opinions about a given situation/ issue then only he is in a position to provide a real solution model. • This series is a must have for people who not only want to build in their reading habit and develop their vocabulary but also want to enroot an eye for comprehending, analyzing and transforming their approach from problem finders towards becoming PROBLEM SOLVERS by reinforcing the power of Attitude & Values.
Psychology

The Comprehension of Jokes

A Cognitive Science Framework

Author: Graeme Ritchie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351232738

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

View: 1171

The Comprehension of Jokes consolidates and develops the tradition of analysing jokes, by de?ning a framework of concepts which are suited to capturing what happens when someone understands a joke. The collection of concepts presented improves upon past work on joke analysis, outlining a simple model of text comprehension which supports all the assumptions necessary for a model of joke-understanding. This proposed framework encompasses and integrates a relatively wide range of disparate factors, including incongruity, superiority, and impropriety. Written by an expert in the field of humour, it provides a conceptual basis which will help to map out the landscape of joke comprehension. The book draws on past suggestions in many areas, primarily philosophy, psychology, linguistics, and artificial intelligence. Current theories of how people understand non-humorous texts offer some important ideas, such as the need for representations of differing beliefs about the world, or the way that predictions may occur during the understanding of a text. The framework improves the clarity and coherence of some existing theoretical proposals and combines these ideas into a well-defined way of describing how a person understands a newly-encountered joke. All this is illustrated using typical textual jokes, some analysed in considerable detail. The book enables hypotheses about why jokes are funny to be stated more precisely and compared more easily, and should contribute to the development of a fuller cognitive model of joke comprehension. The Comprehension of Jokes will be of great interest to academics and postgraduate students in humour research, as well as those in disciplines like linguistics, psychology, and cognitive science who wish to explore the ?eld of jokes and humour.
Education

Background Knowledge

The Missing Piece of the Comprehension Puzzle

Author: Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 191

View: 4439

Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey help you develop lasting subject-area understanding with ideas for modeling, guided practice, productive group work, and independent work that effectively engage adolescents. You'll learn to: distinguish incidental knowledge from core background knowledge; check students' understanding prior to a unit with tools such as opinionnaires, interest surveys, and anticipation guides; model how to activate and apply prior knowledge so kids can wrestle with new content; build up students' background knowledge through virtual fieldtrips, YouTube, guest experts, and more; and provide collaborative ways for students to develop expertise, show what they know, and own their learning. --From publisher's description.
Education

Comprehension of Graphics

Author: W. Schnotz,R.W. Kulhavy

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080867625

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 8319

Graphic displays such as charts, graphs, diagrams, and maps play in important role today in the design and presentation of instructional materials education. There is also a strong need in scientific, technical and administrative fields to visually present facts, laws, principles etc. The increasing use of computer-based learning environments has also become an important field where the visual presentation of information plays a central role. Despite the importance of graphical displays as a means of communication and the fact that research about learning and cognition has advanced rapidly in the past two decades, the comprehension of graphics is still a rather unexplored area. The comprehension of graphics is not only a stimulating topic in the fields of science and instructional psychology, but also in related disciplines such as semiotics, and artificial intelligence. Research on the comprehension of graphics complements the scientific investigation of cognitive processes in text comprehension, which has contributed much to our understanding of human cognition and learning. Ultimately, a better understanding of the cognitive processes involved in the comprehension of graphics will have an impact not only on cognitive theory, but also on educational practice.
Comprehension

Big Book for Comprehension Skills: Compare and Contrast; Fact and Opinion; Cause and Effect

Author: Pamela Rushby

Publisher: Macmillan Education AU

ISBN: 1420268090

Category: Comprehension

Page: 16

View: 4835

"This Big Book provides texts that can be used to model and engage students in the comprehension process.There are 2 texts for each of the comprehension skills of: Compare and Contrast Fact and Opinion Cause and EffectThe pages are laminated, allowing you to mark up the text as you model the skill.Supporting Graphic Organiser Comprehension Activity BLMs are in the Teacher Notes book which will assist students to organise their information.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Role of Dictionary Use in the Comprehension of Idiom Variants

Author: Renata Szczepaniak

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110891719

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

View: 3531

The book takes up the subject of dictionary use from the perspective of advanced learners. The study aims to explore the effects of the use of a monolingual learner’s dictionary on students’ performance in a complex comprehension task, i.e. the task of interpreting fragments with modified idioms, which often disrupt the fluent reading process. The theoretical part summarises the results of lexicographic research in the field of receptive dictionary use and discusses its methodological aspects. Moreover, it introduces relevant elements of the reading theory and analyses the nature of idiomatic expressions, their transformations in particular, from a psycholinguistic point of view. Finally, problems connected with the presentation of idioms in monolingual learner’s dictionaries are highlighted. The major, empirical part reports on an experiment, whose aim was to find connections between the consultation process, the way of presenting lexicographic information on idioms, and comprehension scores. The results reveal a mildly positive influence of the monolingual learner’s dictionary on reading comprehension performance. Among the reasons for underachievement were misinterpretation of entries and insufficient processing of dictionary information in context.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Psychology of Science Text Comprehension

Author: Jose Otero,Jos Lecentsn,Jos‚ A. Le¢n,Arthur C. Graesser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135647178

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 472

View: 2014

This volume's goal is to provide readers with up-to-date information on the research and theory of scientific text comprehension. It is widely acknowledged that the comprehension of science and technological artifacts is very difficult for both children and adults. The material is conceptually complex, there is very little background knowledge for most individuals, and the materials are often poorly written. Therefore, it is no surprise that students are turned off from learning science and technology. Given these challenges, it is important to design scientific text in a fashion that fits the cognitive constraints of the learner. The enterprise of textbook design needs to be effectively integrated with research in discourse processing, educational technology, and cognitive science. This book takes a major step in promoting such an integration. This volume: *provides an important integration of research and theory with theoretical, methodological, and educational applications; *includes a number of chapters that cover how science text information affects mental representations and strategies; *introduces important suggestions about how text design and new technologies can be thought of as pedagogical features; and *establishes academic text taxonomies and a consensus of the criteria to organize inferences and other mental mechanisms.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Rethinking Reading Comprehension

Author: Anne P. Sweet,Catherine E. Snow

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781572308930

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 6589

This practical book grows out of a recent report written by the RAND Reading Study Group (RRSG), which proposed a national research agenda in the area of reading comprehension. Here, RRSG members have expanded on their findings and translated them into clear recommendations to inform practice. Teachers gain the latest knowledge about how students learn to comprehend texts and what can be done to improve the quality of instruction in this essential domain. From leading literacy scholars, the book explains research-based ways to: *Plan effective instruction for students at all grade levels *Meet the comprehension needs of English-language learners *Promote adolescents' comprehension of subject-area texts *Understand the complexities of comprehension assessment *Get optimal benefits from instructional technologies *And much more!