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Comprehension (Prose and Poetry)

Comprehension (Prose and Poetry)

Introduction

Comprehension is all about reading and understanding. It also includes the ability for one to process their meaningful text and get to know the meaning by understanding it.

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<p><span style=Fundamental Requirements While reading a comprehension, there are few requirements that need to be fulfilled and they are:

  • Understanding the deep meaning of the words.

  • The ability to know the exact meaning of the words.

  • The ability to find out inferences from within the paragraph and its data.

  • The ability to successfully answer the questions that are asked in the passage.

  • The ability to catch the important thoughts from the passage provided.

  • Ability to find out about the literary devices that are used in the paragraph and find out about its structure.

Key Points to Remember It is very important to understand the provided passage clearly enough to answer the questions provided.

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Here are a few points that the students need to keep in mind and understand.

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<p><span style=The Problems + The Solutions Here are the perspectives of a kid, teacher, and parents about the general issues that students face while reading a comprehension. Coming up are the details along with the process to help them.

The perspective of a Student: What it feels to me The frustration of the students while reading a comprehension will come out very generally. Apart from that, there are also facts coming down to the mind of students that screams out loud “I hate reading". Here is the description that the students will have in their mind.

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<li style=My God! This passage is too big! It is taking me so long to read this. I can’t find an efficient way to get along with everything that is going on.

  • I didn’t really understand what the entire thing was talking about.

  • I am not exactly sure about the “important" segments of the book.

  • It was tough for me to picture out the images and handle all of it at once.

  • The perspective of Parents: What I see when I am at home Here are some honest perspectives of parents that come to their mind when they find their kids having trouble with comprehension.

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    • It is getting really difficult for her to summarize a passage or the book.

    • It is difficult for her to explain about the feeling of the character.

    • He is not very much interested in the story and cannot explain the story either. Also, he finds it tough to analyse the events and putting them accordingly.

    Perspective of Teachers: What I observe in the classroom The things according to the teacher that the students face is:

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    • Most of the time, the approach is wrong and there is a difficulty for the student to focus on the “right: aspect.

    • Students have time to understand the logical sequence of the story and the events that happen.

    • Often the vocabulary gives them a tough time as a result of which some of the words project out directly.

    • The approach to pick up the key facts is often missing and so is the knowledge needed to keep in mind about the aspects.

    Time for a little Practice Here is a short passage for the students. Read it and try to answer the questions without seeking out for the answers.

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    Passage

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    Answers

    1. Jahanara was the eldest child of Shah Jahan.
    2. When Shahjahan was ill, Aurangzeb put him in jail.
    3. Jahanara went to jail along with his father.
    4. She gave away all her wealth to the poor and needy.
    5. The synonyms are:

    King: Emperor
    Sick: Ill

    Recap

    • “Comprehension" is all about reading and understanding.

    • It is important to read the whole paragraph before answering the questions.

    • Here, the problems faced by the students are explained using the different perspective of Students. Parents, and Teachers.

    • Things become clear after answering the questions.

    Quiz for Comprehension (Prose and Poetry)

    Q.1

    Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow (important words are highlighted so that they are easy to spot)

    What could be the title of the above passage?

    a) You should not make mistakes.
    b) Mistakes are meant to be made
    c) Should we be worried about making mistakes?
    d) We should avoid making mistakes of any kind.

    Q.2

    Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow (important words are highlighted so that they are easy to spot)

    What does the word "myriad" mean as used in the context of the above passage?

    a) infinite, countless
    b) the whole new range of undiscovered things
    c) the things that are found underground
    d)

    Q.3

    Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow (important words are highlighted so that they are easy to spot)

    What does the phrase "what the life wraps in its reality" mean?

    a) Whatever the life has to offer to an individual
    b) To explore and discover what life has to offer to people in general
    c) Either a or b
    d) Demands of people

    Q.4

    Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow (important words are highlighted so that they are easy to spot)

    What is the antonym of the word "despondency"?

    a) failures
    b) giddy
    c) forceful
    d) hopeful

    Q.5

    Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow (important words are highlighted so that they are easy to spot)

    According to the passage, what is a mistake? (the answer may differ from generally accepted norms)

    a) The sum total of all the selfish deeds that one does.
    b) A prank that life plays on an individual.
    c) When humans have a first failed step while learning something novel.
    d) To learn a new thing at one go.

    Q.6

    Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow (important words are highlighted so that they are easy to spot)

    What does "propitious time" mean in context of the passage?

    a) Right time
    b) Appropriate time
    c) Auspicious time
    d) All of the above

    Q.7

    Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow (important words are highlighted so that they are easy to spot)

    With context to the passage, what does "fester the condition" mean?

    a) to ameliorate the current condition
    b) to worsen the current condition
    c) to make the current condition go out of hand
    d) none of the above

    Q.8

    Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow (important words are highlighted so that they are easy to spot)

    What according to the passage may lead to "festering the condition"?

    a) ignorance of the citizens
    b) non-participation of citizens in awareness campaigns
    c) the attitude of the government to not care enough
    d) None of the above

    Q.9

    Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow (important words are highlighted so that they are easy to spot)

    What matter is talked about in the phrase 'such matters of urgency'?

    a) Forming their government
    b) Allocating funds for awareness
    c) Educating people about diseases and their prevention
    d) both b & c

    Q.10

    Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow (important words are highlighted so that they are easy to spot)

    Why should there be "probity" in matters of civil affair?

    a) To be able to document the whole awareness thing
    b) To be able to make people participate in the awareness campaigns
    c) To make sure that the funds allocated for a certain purpose are used only for that
    d) All of the above

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