Critical and analytical reading skills are required to succeed in school. Skills taught include: *previewing text *activating prior knowledge *questioning *summarizing *note-taking *annotating *inferring *drawing conclusions *deep reading *visualizing *vocabulary in context
Reading is more difficult for students today as a result of technology. Reading on a screen can inhibit deep reading, and multi-tasking that occurs while using technology can lead to an inability to focus. Students are taught how to be self-aware and mindful of these distractions and how to set themselves up to succeed as readers.
Word roots, prefixes and suffixes? The Village Tutors provide instruction that translates to success in the classroom. Success in reading and writing can be improved by constructing complex sentences, recognizing word disagreement and building vocabulary.
Do you have to know the meaning of every word in the English language? NO! Learn to use contextual clues to determine their meaning. The new SAT is emphasizing use of this strategy, rather than rote memorization of vocabulary. These skills translate directly to success on standardized tests.
Reading comprehension is a multifaceted process. For students to adequately comprehend text, they need vocabulary knowledge and metacognitive skills. This allows them to monitor their understanding and reflect on what has been read.