Reading for comprehension requires a bit more effort to accomplish than reading for stated details. To make your reading and comprehension more productive, ask yourself these fundamental questions before you read each test question:
Who or what is the passage about? What is the subject matter or topic?
Who is the main character?
Where does this story take place? What is the setting?
What is the time frame? When does this story occur?
Why was this story written? What is its purpose and theme?
How is the story organized? What is the plot?
What is the point of view?
What is the atmosphere and tone? Is the author being argumentative, persuasive, or informative?
What is the language usage (figurative/literal)?
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