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I Can Comprehend: A Guide Through Comprehension Strategies

In this on-going course, students will learn a variety of comprehension skills to help them become better readers. Students will understand text features, vocabulary, sequencing, main idea and details, and more by using Thinking Maps.
Sarah Tovar
63 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 22 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Students will ask and answer questions to demonstrate an understanding of a text.
Students will determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Students will describe the relationship between a series of events, ideas, concepts, or steps in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Students will determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text.
Students will determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Students will use text features and tools to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Students will use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.
Students will distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
Students will describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
Students will compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
Students will describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
A one-page Thinking Map will be provided each class for students to print out. Students will need a pencil and possible coloring utensils. Students may need a highlighter.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Scholastic News Magazines (permission granted)


Sarah TovarDedicated Online Elementary Educator
63 total reviews
43 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Sarah Tovar.  I have an Elementary Education degree from the University of Central Florida. I am certified to teach grades K-6 and I am reading and ESOL endorsed. I have taught 6-8th grade intensive reading, 2nd grade, and 3rd... 
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