Which of the following assessment strategies would be most appropriate for this purpose?
A teacher reads aloud a story to a student who is in the emergent literacy stage of reading development.Â The teacher wants to assess the students literal comprehension of the sequence of events in the story.Â
A. Encouraging the student to begin by describing the beginning and the end of the story B. Asking the student to identify the most important episode in the story C. Providing the student with visual AIDS to use in explaining what happened in the story D. Asking the student to explain the consequences of the characters actions.
Retelling and locating information provide a model of explicit instruction for students on how to retell the critical events from text using their own words. The basis of developing the skill of retelling is to teach students to monitor their understanding of reading and develop the prerequisite skills required for the more difficult task of summarizing.
Literal comprehension strategies are the first key to comprehending a written passage and understand the written meaning of a passage. It is vital to motivate the student to begin by describing the story from the beginning to the end.