Three Tips for Encountering Difficult Reading Questions

 Need help on passage reading questions!

Need help on passage reading questions!

Reading comprehension based questions are an important part of any standardized test such as SAT or ACT or even for a normal English exam or test at any level. Although most students are able to get through this part however sometimes the reading questions are quite difficult and students find it difficult to answer the same appropriately. Even sometimes the multiple choice questions based on passage reading are such that students can’t choose the most apt answer options from the give alternatives. For dealing with such questions, students need to follow some tips.

1. To answer difficult reading questions, you must first read the question and then read the given passage. It helps you to have an idea of what you are expected to locate in the passage in order to answer the questions. It also helps in making the reading of passage quite easy as you will get a hint about passage from the questions.

2. Think about the answer in your mind before looking at the answer options after you have accomplished reading the passage. You may then look at the answer options and check if answer guess made by you is there in the form of one of the answer alternatives.

3. While answering difficult questions, it is always preferable to stick to the options selected by you first of all. Never try to change your answer while revising all the answers. It is because according to statistics, first choice is always the correct answer. So you shouldn’t scrutinize or change your answers during revision process.

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Online English Literature Tutorials

Learn even more by getting online tutorial help!

Learn even more by getting online tutorial help!

English Literature is very relishing and enjoyable only if you read with love and have the curiosity to understand it! If you are lagging in any of these two aspects, then definitely, English Literature would seem to be a complicated topic for you. In case, you are facing any difficulty in this topic, or you may wish to get any online assistance, there are some useful websites that could help you in this regard. The site http://www.reading.ac.uk/ is one of the best choices to find great information. Not only help pertaining to online English literature, even other topics of English like American Literature, Children’s Literature, Victorian Literature and many other topics are found here. Also, some key sites, helpful sites and tutorial sites are available in this site. Each link takes you to a repository of so many links that gets you the required help regarding English Literature.

Yet another site that gives you a whole lot of free online English Tutorial sites is http://www.wiziq.com/. This site is so very exclusive for giving suggestions tutorials to make online learning easy. So, along with so many other topics and subjects, they also offer valuable suggestions for taking up online tutorials in English literature under the link http://www.wiziq.com/tutorials/english-literature. So, make the best use of it! Last but not the least, a word or two has to be mentioned about the http://pitt.libguides.com/. This site too is a great guide for the English Literature learners and lovers. As you are in the course of developing your literary skills, this site comes as a great friend for you in teaching you every basic skill like as how to avoid plagiarism, how to search keyword effectively and so on.

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Reading with Large Groups of Children

 Proper reading techniques help even large groups to understand the reading process!

Proper reading techniques help even large groups to understand the reading process!

Most of us are used to reading in routine life and we just read anything given to us informally in case it is to be read by us individually or alone. But when it comes to reading with large groups of children then you need to be very careful and pay attention to some points. It is because while reading with large groups of children it is quite important that all children get equal attention and understand everything read to them. While reading with large groups of children, you may follow some simple tips as mentioned below.

While reading books to children in large groups, you must read aloud so as to make sure that all the children are listening to you.

Read in a clear voice and tone so that students are able to understand every word clearly.

If necessary, repeat the difficult words, phrases or passages during reading. It is because all the children in the groups may not grab things being taught to them at equal pace.

Get slow after one or two paragraphs and ask questions based on the content already read. It will help you to know if the children are able to understand everything or not.

If required, you may divide children into small groups and hand over 1-2 books to each group and let them keep pace with you while reading.
This way you may help large groups of children in reading and comprehending the books or content being read to them.

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Should Kids Be Allowed to Read Beyond Their Age Level?

 Reading beyond age level helps in polishing reading skills!

Reading beyond age level helps in polishing reading skills!

Well, the question being asked in the current blog has always been a matter of controversy. It is because some people think that reading beyond age level leads to retardation in mental development. On the other hand, some people are of the view that reading beyond age level helps in improving reading skills, vocabulary as well as knowledge about different topics or subjects.

In general, exposing children to books or content which is somewhat advanced helps them to get to next level of reading as well as understanding the content being read by them. In other words, it helps in polishing the reading as well as comprehension skills of students. Also reading books beyond age level helps in arousing interest of children towards reading. It is because they get familiar with new concepts and the things which are still unexplored by them. At the same time, it also helps in keeping them captivated towards reading.

As far as understanding the meaning of content being read by children is concerned, elders such as teachers, parents or elder siblings may help children in understanding the complex words, phrases or sentences.

To conclude, there is nothing wrong in letting children read books beyond their age level. The only point worth considering is to make sure that they are able to understand whatever is being read by them.

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Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Books

are just a few books out of the many!

are just a few books out of the many!

If your little one yearns for some adventures and thrilling story and game books, the series of “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Books” would be the right one to suggest to him! These series of books are particularly targeted for the children of age range 10 to 14. These books had been the top seller during 1980s and 1990s with more than 250 million copies sold. There are so many interesting facts about these adventure books. The first time when you read this book, you, as the reader would have to take up some role that is relevant to the book you are reading. Say, role of a spy in case of a detective story.

Secondly, as you keep on reading and have hardly completed two pages of this book, you would be given the option to choose your next level, just as you would have to choose in any video game you play. Each choice has a unique ending and this gives the interest and curiosity for the reader to read the book again and again making different choices of level. Thus, the sense of unpredictability gives enthuse for the readers to go for these sorts of adventurous books that are synonymously named – “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure”. These series of books also had so many types like, choose your own adventure for younger readers, Walt Disney series, super adventure, passport, choose your own nightmare, the young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Star wars adventure, Space Hawks and many more.

It is generally believed that the present generation kids, who are addicted to computer and internet games would not find these books interesting. But, it lies as a responsibility to the parents to induce them to read these books. Once they begin this reading, it inculcates the healthy habit of reading too!

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