Ray asked in Education & ReferenceTeaching · 6 months ago

How do English teachers create reading comprehension questions to test students's understanding of textbook information?

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  • 6 months ago

    That's a very complex question. We teach a semester long course on assessment, and another one on teaching reading. Writing good questions that really test comprehension is not easy. Too many questions focus on details that are not that important to the overall comprehension of the text. Often the teachers devise these tests just to make sure the students actually read the textbook. The best way to evaluate comprehension is to discuss the reading with the student. Beyond that, questions need to address more than just what happened and who did what. They need to address the underlying meaning, and the application of the information. That's what the Common Core Standards are about- the ability to comprehend information and then to apply it.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    the school probably has all that for the teachers to give out

    • Gypsyfish
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      No, they don't

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