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Teaching Comprehension (English Tuition)

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9 June 2021 at 2:45:31 am

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The ability to interpret is a skillset students should hone to help them understand topics in their future studies. Comprehension is the key!

Our purpose is to ensure students can interpret by comprehending first! The various segments include;

1) Comprehending visual text

2) Comprehension

3) Closed Comprehension

4) Oral

1) Comprehending visual text

To ensure students can interpret information from an advertisement such as;

i) What is the event this brochure is showing

ii) Who is the organiser

iii) What are the attention-grabbing details like; 

- "Limited time only", 

- "While stock last", 

- "First 100 Customers" and more

2) Comprehension

By teaching the method of;

i) Read questions first

ii) Identify key words

iii) Start to read passage

iv) Look for clues to answer the questions

v) Using 5 whys and 1 how to help them interpret the questions further, such as;

  • If question ask what, they are asking for a point or a piece of information

  • If question ask where, they are asking for place

  • If question ask when, they are asking for time

  • If they ask why, they are asking for reasons

  • If question ask how, they are asking for method

3) Closed Comprehension

We want to train the students to pick up vocabulary words that have to be found from the passage. To get the child to improve on this, we encouraged them to read more newspapers than storybooks as they are factual and scientific and can expose them to more commonly used words. 

Because reading can be dull for some, we will recommend interesting newspaper articles to grow their reading hobby.

4) Oral practice

This is done when examinations are near to help them in comprehending the oral topic. A methodology called PEEL is used and they are;

i) Point of view (Ask the examiner yes and no questions when interacting such as "Would you like to….", "Do you agree with me?")

ii) Explain (elaborate detailed description so the examiner can visualize based on the words given)

iii) Experience (Use sentences like "I remember five years ago, I experienced…")

iv) Link (Use link-back sentences such as "Which is why...", "The reason behind why...." to link back the topic back to the discussion.

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