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APPROACH in Reading

APPROACH in Reading

Dimensions of Personalities
Dimensions of Materials
Dimensions on the Levels of Questions

Four Levels of Questions

1. Literal Comprehension
recognition of facts
do not involve reasoning
usually begin with who,
where, when, what
answers are usually found
in the first few paragraph
of the selection

Four Levels of Questions

2. Interpretation
has to do with
meanings implied in
the selection and
must be inferred by
the reader
how and why
questions are often
asked which call for
some reasoning

Four Levels of Questions

3. Critical Evaluation
readers personal reaction is
the characters plot, or
incidents and the authors
4. Application/ Integration
Involves the ability to link the
material read with the
personal experiences of the

The Horse and Red Hen

There was a horse that was very tall.

He always said, It is good to be tall.
Oh, how good it is to be tall.
Oh, no, said Red Hen. It is good to
be short. Honestly, it is wonderful to
be short.

Let us take a walk and see,
the horse answered back.
They came upon a wall. There
were trees near the wall. The
horse ate and ate the leaves of
the trees while Red Hen just
looked and looked.

See, it is good to be tall! I told you so,
the horse said to Red Hen in between big
Let us walk further and see, said Red
Hen. They came upon a very high wall.
There was a hole at the bottom of the
wall. Red Hen squeezed herself and went
into the vegetable garden. There she ate
and scratched and ate while the horse
waited patiently.

See, it is good to be short, Red Hen
said when she joined the horse again.
The horse neighed and then remarked,
You know what I think? I think it is best
to be what you are.
You are right, my friend, crackled Red
Hen happily.
And they became good friends since

Sample Questions:
First Dimension
(Literal Comprehension)

What was very tall?

Who was short?
What did they do?
What did the horse eat? the
5. What is the best thing
according to the horse?
6. What became of them?

Sample Questions:
Second Dimension
1. Why is it good to be tall?
How was this shown in our
2. Why is it good to be short?
How was this shown?
3. Why did they become good

Sample Questions:
Third Dimension
(Critical Evaluation)
1. Do you agree with the horse
that it is best to be what
you are? If so, give
2. Do you like the title of the
story? Why? If not, what title
do you think is better?

Sample Questions:
Fourth Dimension
(Application/ Integration)
1. Give the advantages and
disadvantages of being (1) a
tall child; (2) a short child.
2. Do you have a best friend?
Tell us how you became good
friends. Tell why you stay
good friends.


Innovative Strategies in Teaching

Reading: Author Aracelli M. Villamin

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