Keys to Meaning: What Teachers and Tutors Can Do to
Improve Reading Comprehension Skills is an education and
teaching book by Carmen Y. Reyes, The Psycho-Educational
To grasp the meaning of what they are reading, one
reading style does not fit all children all of the time.
Children need to be aware that each kind of reading
(fiction and nonfiction) requires a different approach
(or key) to grasp meaning. Weaker readers in particular
benefit from knowing several reading comprehension
strategies simultaneously, and in understanding which
specific key to meaning helps in resolving the particular
reading comprehension problem that they are having. When
one approach is not fixing the problem, the child does
not need to feel frustrated in doing inefficient things
that do not target the problem, because he/she will be
able to switch to a different key to meaning, or to try
an alternative reading approach. There are 43 keys to
meaning in this book, listed under the categories: word
meanings, literal or factual, and inferential or
interpretive. These three main categories are analyzed
from both the fiction and the nonfiction perspective.
With over twenty years teaching students who are
struggling academically, Carmen understands well the
pains and frustrations of our learners with special
needs. She delivers an instructional guide filled with
modified teaching techniques and alternative strategies
that fits the needs of both average learners as well as
learners in need of modified teaching approaches.
You can preview this book on my Amazon store.
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