Reading comprehension is the construction of meaning to written text through a reciprocal interchange of ideas between the reader and the particular message of the text. It involves intentional thinking, activation of several cognitive capacities (e.g., attention, inferencing, memory), and interaction construction of knowledge specific to the interaction between the text and the reader. It is demonstrated by the reader’s skill with recognizing text, constructing, revising, and questioning the meaning as he/she reads, making predictions and actively participating in reading by having a goal in mind when selecting and reading text and scanning text to determine that which would be most applicable to his/her goals.
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