Adult education instructor Kay Combs models a reading comprehension technique for students. She demonstrates using prediction and inference as she reads.
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In this video, adult education instructor Kay Combs models using prediction and inference as she reads. Predicting what comes next and actively trying to infer the author’s meaning can help readers understand and retain information.
While modeling this reading technique for students, an educator may think aloud, speculate about what will come next, and decipher the meaning of unfamiliar words or ideas. Watching an instructor go through this process first helps students grasp the technique and may make them more comfortable and willing to try it themselves.
Modeling can also help students understand the thinking process that goes along with active reading. This is a concept that can assist students at many levels. Students who may not be able to read the text on their own can still benefit from thinking through the materials. And, students at higher reading levels are reminded to slow down, take note of what they are reading, and make sure they comprehend what they have read.
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