Saturday, 23 April 2011

Strategies to understand difficult texts



Whenever you come across a difficult text, you mustn't feel discouraged and give up!

These techniques might help you!

Here are some strategies for you to follow. They might help you understand better and clearly, what you read :


  • Adjust your reading speed for a better comprehension. You might have to read at a slower pace.


  • Try summarizing after one or two paragraphs to check how much you have understood.


  • You might also want to paraphrase what you have read: that means to say, to express in your own words what you have comprehended.


  • Underline key words.


  • Write main ideas at the sides of the paragraph: such as character description, setting, conflict, and so on.

Hope they are useful and you apply them!


Have a nice Sunday!

40 comments:

Ana G said...

Hi Miss Ale
This Strategies help me a lot, in this way I will be able to understand the story clearly.
See you on Monday
Ana

Agus T said...

Hi Miss Ale!
I do use this strategies, but although I cannot understand the story, well, the first part I think I did, but then I got mixed up and as it had many difficult words in one sentence it happened to me maybe that I couldn't understand the sentence. But now I am going to revise the story to try to understand it better! Hope I do!
See you tomorrow!

Agostina G said...

Hi Miss Ale
Thankyou for pouting all this strategis to understand better thir going to be very usfull because we are going to understand better how to write.
Happy easter!!!!

Paulina B said...

Hi Miss Ale
I think the strategies are good. They always help me a lot when I read. But some times I try to use them but I don´t understant.
What I do is I re read it slowly again and again until I understand it.
Thank you for the strategies
Happy Easter,See you tomorrow
Paulina

Pedro B said...

This Strategies help me a lot, in this way I will be able to understand the story clearly and learn to used in a fantasy story like this ones that you give for us
Pedro B

andy e said...

thank you miss ale for this strategies. i will use them because they are very use full.

ariana G. said...

Hi Miss Ale, I used these strategies to read the story of My dear little ghost. The one that I use most of is the one of reading little sentences by memorizing small parts. They help me a lot when I dont understand something well or when a text is very difficult.

Clara G said...

Hi miss Ale
I used this strategies to read the story dear little ghost.At first I didn´t understood the story but then I read the strategies and they helped me.I used the dictionay what some words meaned and then I understood the story.
See you on Monday!
Clara G

Belén D said...

Hi miss Ale:
Thank you for all this strategies, I think that they are going to be very useful for me, not only in the story that you gave us, also other stories that I would read. I am gonna use them a lot. I think that with this strategies I will be able to understand much better all the stories that I will read. Thank you miss Ale!!!!!!!!
See you in Monday.

Federico d said...

Hi Miss ale,
I will try to use this strategies for my reading because they are very useful as andy said.
Thanks

Pedro A said...

Hi Miss Ale!

I think this are very good strategies so that can follow the story clearly!!

Pedro S said...

Thank you Miss Ale im sure that this Strategies will ep me a lot!

Clara V said...

Hi Miss Ale
Thank you for give us that strategies to understand difficult texts it helped me alot to read their dear little ghost by Elia W. Peattie and I am going to aplicate it with other difficult texts or stories that I will have to read in the future and I think thaat this helped alot to other people also.But although I have this strategies I need an other one for strange or difficult words sometimes I imagine what could it mean by the words that are around it.
See you tomorrow
Clara V 6

Ernestina P. said...

Miss Ale
Thank you for putting in the blog this strategies! they help me a lot, bacause of that I was able to undestand the stroy very clearly!
see you tomorrow
Ernerstina

Franco S said...

Hello Miss Ale:

As you said today in the class I will try to read it, I use some of this strtegies, it is very useful.

See you tommorow

Tomas .g said...

Hi Miss Ale,
Thank you for posting up these strategies. They realy do help me. Before i got mixed in some difficult words in the stories like theone about the giant ghost in the abandoned house.
Thank you Miss Ale

justo l said...

Thanks miss Ale, for the tips, but although they are usefull in my case I read so fast that I have to read it 4 or 5 times to understand it clearly when a don´t understand. It´s not easy to slew down while I´m reading.

Santos L.A said...

Hi Miss Ale, this is very helpful TANK YOU!!!!

Tomas S said...

A think that is very helpfull to use the tips that you rought because for example it is very helpfull for the story that we had to read that you said that we would find it dificult, so it is very helpfull that we fallow the tips, also to understanding the story.

Manu T said...

With those tips reading difficult texts is much easier!! THANK YOU MISS ALE!!!!

Rocío PR said...

Hi Miss Ale!
This Strategies help me a lot to read. I will use always when I don´t understand something.
Thank you.

Matias O said...

Hi Miss Ale
This strategies help me a lot to understand the the story that we are reading for Wednesday. I would apply this on other books that we will read.

santino u said...

I think that the idea of putting strategies for thngs will helpus allot because we can use them in any moment and that will help us to improve.I read the Dear Little Ghost and I didn´t understand it but I read it a second time using the strategies and I could understand much more.
Thank you Al, see you on monday

Bautista T said...

Thank you for helping us!!!
I will try it when you give us another difficult text to read like he one of the ghost.

Sofi C 6A Olivos said...

Thankyou Miss Ale!!
I am still reading alot but the school stories are more dificult so these strategies help me aaalllooottt!!
Bye see you tomorow!
Sofi C

justina b said...

hello miss ale the strategies are very good ,ill use them
see you

Inés said...

Thank you for the strategies to understand difficult texts now I can understand them better.

Pedro A said...

Thank you Miss Ale when I read the story "The Dear Little Ghost" I used them so they were really helpful!

Florencia DL said...

Hi Miss Ale thankyou im glad you put this strategis, i will use them a lot.
See you tomorrow!!

Marcos said...

Thanks for all those tips, because I am not so used to read in the computer but as you told us today we will need to start getting used to it because we will have to read a lot of books in the computer in secondary.
Thanks for the tips.

mariaf said...

Hi miss Ale, this strategies are very usefull because i had just read a book in spanish that is colled "el bozo de un sueño" for Mariana and it was very complicated so i used this strategies.I couldnt understand everything, but i coul find the main idea, and i understaned much more than the first time i read it.

hannah said...

Hi Miss Ale!
this strategies are very helpful for me ti understand difficult texts!!
See you on monday!!
hannah

martina o said...

Miss Ale:
This strategies are very good to use in text that is difficult and some times I use some of that sugestions to understand things!

juli Ch Olivos said...

Miss Ale:
Thank you for all this tips to understand a difficult story!!
I didn´t read the story yet, but I think that this tips will be very usefull.
We are reading a story in Lengua that is very difficult and I can´t understan it.
Like it is for a test, I will use the tips to see if I can understand better.
Again Thank You!!
See you on monday at school,
JULI

Eugenia F. said...

Hello Miss Ale,
I think this strageties will help me a lot in my other text we will do. Thank you for helpin us this wiil make I will understand it clearly.
See us,
Euge

Miranda C said...

MIss Ale
I do some of the strategies, but as Anita said, this strategies help me a lot. Now I can understand the story clearly. Thanks for posting this!
Miranda

Nacho B said...

Miss Ale
Thank you for puting the strategies to understand, more little by little

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale!
I do use this strategies, but although I cannot understand the story, well, the first part I think I did, but then I got mixed up and as it had many difficult words in one sentence it happened to me maybe that I couldn't understand the sentence. But now I am going to revise the story to try to understand it better!
BENJAMIN.L

Jeronimo A said...

Hi miss.Ale
this strategies are the vest,they help me a lot. Know it will be more easy to resd clearly

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