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There are three main levels of comprehension:

 

1. Literal comprehension which involves recalling stated details

2. Interpretive comprehension which involves paraphrasing, demonstrating and classifying what you have read

3. Inferential comprehension which involves evaluating and forming your own opinion and defending that opinion

 

It is essential for students to be able to answer comprehension questions on all these levels in order to be a more successful student.

 

Click this link to learn more about critical thinking skills!


Reading End-of-Grade 
Preparation Sessions

- Grades 3-5

- Grades 6-8
Five 2-hour sessions:
April 5, 12, and 26; May 3 and 10

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Units

- Main Ideas/Supporting Details

- Vocabulary/ Context Clues

- Logical Order/Sequencing

- Cause/Effect/Analogies

- Graphic Aids/Poetry

- Making Inferences/Fiction

- Fact/Opinion/Non-Fiction

- Drawing Conclusion/Summarizing

- Author's Purpose/Point of View

- Compare/Contrast/ Test Taking Skills

Cost: $450 for ten hours of EOG prep, 
led by instructors Elizabeth Carroll and Judy Martin
Call today to sign up! (704) 892-4533
Fluency

Fluency does not insure comprehension but is essential for comprehension. Fluency provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension. A fluent reader recognizes words automatically, reads effortlessly, and with expression. A fluent reader does not have to concentrate on decoding but can focus on comprehension.

 

At The Davidson Center, we emphasize fluency through repeated reading, timed reading, reading with rhythm, and guided oral reading instruction.

 

All of these skills are covered in our Educational Therapy Center.


What is Educational Therapy?

Educational therapy offers children and adults with learning disabilities and other learning challenges a broad range of intensive, individualized interventions designed to remediate learning problems.

 

Educational therapists create and implement treatment plans that utilize information about a child from a variety of sources including the child's social, emotional, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological framework.

 

An educational therapist can provide academic evaluations and remediation of learning disabilities, such as:
- Reading disorders (dyslexia)
- Comprehension, fluency, and decoding
- Writing disorders (dysgraphia)
- Math disabilities
- Visual/auditory processing problems
- Poor organizational/study skills
- Test anxiety

EVERY CHILD LEARNS DIFFERENTLY.
WE UNDERSTAND.
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FOR LEARNING AND ACADEMIC PLANNING
452 S. Main Street, Suite 110
Davidson, North Carolina 28036
(704) 892-4533

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