Color Coding: Adaptation for Comprehension

Definition:

The Color Coding Adaptation for Comprehension involves an adaptation of a comprehension worksheet or assignment with visual cues to indicate in which sentence or paragraph an answer can be found.

Situation:

A few of my students can read, but get very frustrated when asked to answer comprehension questions based on what has been read. How can I reduce frustration and increase comprehension?

  • Situation

    A few of my students can read, but get very frustrated when asked to answer comprehension questions based on what has been read. How can I reduce frustration and increase comprehension?

  • Summary

    Before giving an assignment that requires reading comprehension, make adaptations to the paper by highlighting the number of the question and the corresponding sentence or paragraph where the answer can be found. Use a different color of highlighter or marker for each question. You can also use colored Post It tags to tag pages where the answer can be found.

  • Definition

    The Color Coding Adaptation for Comprehension involves an adaptation of a comprehension worksheet or assignment with visual cues to indicate in which sentence or paragraph an answer can be found.

  • Quick Facts
    • Child's Age: 6-10, 11-13, 14-17
    • Planning Effort: Moderate
    • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Pre-requisites

    Color matching, emerging ability to answer questions based on sentences or paragraphs read

  • Process
    1. Read through the assignment.

    2. Connect each question asked to a sentence, paragraph or page where the student can find the answer.

    3. Color code by highlighting the number of the question and the sentence or paragraph where the answer can be found.

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