Combined Vision and Hearing Loss
5. Implement comprehension strategies after reading
What to Do:
1. Check for student text comprehension through the use of symbols (object, tactile, photo, line drawing representation) or words (sign, print, braille)
- Single concepts/characters, actions
- Sequence of events
- Story retelling
2. Use various strategies to determine story comprehension of single concepts, sequence of story, or story retelling
- Cloze procedure: Use sentence strips with object, tactile, photo, line drawing representation or words (sign, print, braille) for answers
- Story mapping or visual mapping
3. Provide choices of answers using symbols understood by student - (object, tactile, photo, line drawing representation) or words (sign, print, braille)
- to participate throughout comprehension activities
- to expand the student's answers, to provide more complex answers and to expand participation to more complete comprehension activities
Things to Consider:
- Are you using symbols demonstrated through an assessment process as being understood by the student?
- Have you identified the key comprehension questions that you want the student to answer after reading the story?
- Are you allowing enough time for the student to respond?
- Are you taking into consideration issues such as clutter, contrast, etc. when presenting literacy materials?
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