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Interview Questions

6. Do you think clarifying strategy can help you improve your reading? How do you use clarifying strategy?

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Less Proficient Students

S4: Read roughly one time. Reread and underline the important details. Circle the unknown words or the sentences which I do not understand.

Proficient Students S4: Ask questions about the content of text and clarify unknown words.

S5: Yes. Ask the questions

S5: Yes. The question should

about the important points of the content.

interact with the content of the passage.

Conclusion: All students agree that asking questions is very important. It helps them comprehend the passage more. The questions should relate to the content: important points of the content and unclear pints of the content.

S1: Yes, a lot. Knowing the meaning of the words help me to understand the text. I guess

S1: Yes. If we don’t know the meaning of key words, it will be difficult to comprehend the

the meaning of unknown words from context clues or my background knowledge S2: Yes. Clarifying help me understand the passage. I guess the meaning of the word from the word I know and I some times look at sentence structure to see the relation of the sentence and the unknown words.

passage.

S2: Yes. I find the meaning of words from the sentence before and after the sentence the unknown words are in.

S3: Yes, I guess the meaning words from context clue and from the sentences.

of S3: Yes. I use word formation such as root, prefix, suffix and part of speech help me to clarify

the unknown words.

S4: Yes. I find the meaning the words by using word formation and sentence.

S5: Yes. I use context clues and background knowledge.

of

S4: Yes. I use my background knowledge, context clue, and word formation helps me for clarifying. S5: Yes. The more we know the meaning of words, the more we comprehend the passage. I clarify the words or references from the sentences or context clues.

Conclusion: All students agree that clarifying is important strategy to use to comprehend the passage. Students clarify the unknown words, key words, or references from context clues, word formations, sentence structures and their background knowledge.

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