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Reading comprehension – passage first or questions first?

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  • #3000

    Hi all,

    When you guide your students to improve their reading comprehension, do you ask them to read the passage first or read the questions first, or any mix of the two approaches? It would be useful for many teachers here to know more about each other’s experiences on this.

    thanks!
    Ramya Venkataraman
    CEO, CENTA

    #3141
    Sumita Sachdeva
    Participant

    yes, its a good approach either to go for passage or for questions. Thanks for sharing it.

    #3151
    Meenu Bhalla
    Participant

    First the child needs to read the passage once,then he can switch to questions,in case of need he can again go back to passagepassage to choose right answer

    #3157
    Anita Jain
    Participant

    Students must read the passage first. Then they should go through the questions and mark the sentences  from passage after itto answer them

    #3167
    Savita Suresh
    Participant

    i let the students read the passage first and then move on with the questions

    #3172
    Rashmi Dua
    Participant

    I suggest students to read the questions first. Then take questions one by one and go to the passage to look for answer.

     

    #3208

    As per my concern students should read the comprehension passage first so that they can find the vocabulary and summary of the passage to find the exact answer of the given questions.

    #3260
    B Kiruthika
    Participant

    I guide to go with passage first then questions. Reading once again passage helps to write answers in their own word rather than as it is in the passage

    When competitive exams I prefer to read questions then passage

    #3263
    neerug304@gmail.com
    Participant

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>I use the techniques – skimming & scanning. To begin with, it’s skimming (quick reading) – getting a general ideas, followed by reading questions, thereafter scanning to find the specific information/ answers.</p>

    #3329
    Kirti Ojha Pathak
    Participant

    I encourage my students to read the passage first then question.
    <p style=”text-align: center;”>In my view selective reading can cause them  to miss the main point.
    They may struggle with questions that don’t have line references or questions that ask about the passage’s main idea.</p>

    #3331
    Kirti Ojha Pathak
    Participant

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>I encourage my students to read the passage first then question. In my view selective reading can cause them to miss the main point. They may struggle with questions that don’t have line references or questions that ask about the passage’s main idea.</p>

    #3379
    Vividha Jadhav
    Participant

    According to me, reading questions first can limit the child’s ability to go through the paragraph in a conscious manner. He may start to search for the answers without comprehending the paragraph (which is the goal of the exercise). Slimming through the paragraph to get a gist of it before moving on to the question and then back may prove more helpful.

    #3380
    Vividha Jadhav
    Participant

    According to me, reading questions first can limit the child’s ability to go through the paragraph in a conscious manner. He may start to search for the answers without comprehending the paragraph (which is the goal of the exercise). Skimming through the paragraph to get a gist of it before moving on to the question and then back may prove more helpful.

    #3414
    Meenakshi Vyas
    Participant

    I think students should read passage first and then proceed to questions.

    #3422

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>I feel that it is better if  the students read the questions first and then go through the comprehension passage. This will lead to the rise in curiosity among students  and so they will eagerly read it to find answers.</p>

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