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Building Reading Comprehension

Jeff Minneti

Associate Professor of Legal Skills and

Director of Academic Success

Stetson University College of Law


Understand the process of reading comprehension

Build reading comprehension

Link reading comprehension to learning


Reading comprehension = constructing meaning from text

Cascade of skills


cascade draws upon verbal working


Understanding Reading Comprehension--ProcessSlide4

Increase vocabulary

Latin phrases





loquitorLegal termsPromissory estoppelPer stirpesEfficiently construct meaningFrom word to sentence to paragraph to case or statute

Build Reading ComprehensionSlide5

Increase vocabulary

Decode word

Pronounce wordDefine word

Link word to previously learned material

Incorporate word into understanding of concept

Rehearse word in context

Write itUse it in conversationBuild Reading ComprehensionSlide6

Efficiently constructing meaning

Requires that you

actively engage the text

Employ rhetorical reading strategies

As you read, frequently step beyond the text


SynthesizeLink meaning to purposeAppreciate the contextResolve confusionBuild Reading ComprehensionSlide7

Employ problematizing


Frequently question the text to set your expectations regarding the text’s content

Ask questions

Talk back

Make predictions

HypothesizeBuild Reading ComprehensionSlide8

Avoid predominately relying on default reading strategies

Highlighting or underlining


Margin notes

Noting aspects of structure or specific detail

Beware of

Overreliance on background knowledgePotential mismatchesBuild Reading ComprehensionSlide9

Blooms TaxonomyLearning Theory

Link Reading Comprehension to Learning Slide10

Bloom’s Taxonomy


Literal recall




ParaphraseInferDraw conclusionsBloom’s TaxonomyApply to new situationsSolve problemsAnalyze

Identify patterns

Make series of related inferences


Inductive thought (specific to general)

Make predictions

Relate knowledge from variety of areas


Make choices based on reasoned argument

Compare and discriminate among ideas

Assess value of theories, evidence

Balance factors

Identify logical fallacies

Link Reading Comprehension to LearningSlide11

Learning Theory


—Information processing model


is link new information to previously learned


Linking bits of information together creates learning structures, called schemata.Schemata are most sturdy whenRelationship between prior knowledge and new information is clear, precise, and detailedSuch relationships arise when information is obtained from multiple sourcesAccessing information in schemata is recall; recall arises from memory traceMemory trace is strongest when Trace has multiple paths

Trace familiar

Seek to build automaticity with memory trace

Link Reading Comprehension to LearningSlide12

Schema ModelsSlide13

Connecting Reading Comprehension and


Engage in “pre-reading”

Before you begin reading, access the schema you have on the topic by

As you read, enhance the memory trace

Employ rhetorical and

problematizing strategiesTransfer information into a new modalityWhen you finish reading, reflectIf there is material you do not understand, list your questions and make a plan for answering them

Link Reading Comprehension to LearningSlide14

Learning TheoryConstructivism

Learning arises from the student’s experience with the information, not from the instructor’s dissemination of information

Learning environment is optimal when it provides

Authentic experiences

Collaborative experiences

Problem solving opportunities

Link Reading Comprehension to LearningSlide15

Connecting Reading Comprehension to Constructivism

Create authentic experiences

Utilize rhetorical reading strategies

Complete practice questions

Collaborate with classmates

Link Reading Comprehension to LearningSlide16

Understand the process of reading comprehension

Build reading comprehension

Link reading comprehension to learning


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