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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:10 am 
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I am trying to teach DD a way of approaching a comprehension. I am sure there several different approaches - read comp first, read questions first etc.

I am really looking for some ideas on various different techniques -hoping that one of these will resonate with DD.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:44 am 
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Hi Sleepyhead,

Have you seen this thread? Might throw some pointers?

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/forum/11plus/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29240

My DS seems to have a variety of techniques :roll: , but perhaps we'd better work out which is the quickest!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:31 am 
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thank you. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:15 am 
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Only please do not use the "only read the passage until you think you can answer the question technique" suggested. I write comprehension papers and the passage is an entity, it is not bits cobbled together. You need to read the whole passage before starting to answer the questions. I would recommend reading all the questions first and then the text and then go back and reread the first question. But there are many approaches and you should experiment until you find the one that works for you. DG


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:22 pm 
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In some 11 plus tests students have reading time and are not allowed to begin writing in the answer booklet until this time is up although they are permitted to underline etc. Some questions necessitate students extracting or interpreting information from various sections of the extract - these are often the differentiating questions as many candidates will not be able to do this successfully. Read the whole passage.


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