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Learning how to choose key words to highlight

Please note that 'Highlighting Words' is also listed under Reading Comprehension Skills.  I teach this technique to children aged 8 through to adults who are unsure about choosing key words in text.  The student explores four different ways to go about finding key words.  Being able to highlight key words is a prerequisite skill for the above technique, Own Words, which helps the student to write what he or she has read in his or her own words.  

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How to write what you have read in your own words

I teach this technique to children aged 8 through to adults.  This technique relies on the student being able to highlight the important (or 'key') words in an extract
of text.  If the student needs to learn how to do this, then we practise the technique below called Highlighting Words.  This technique, Own Words, uses tactile methods to enable the dyslexic or dyspraxic to do what he or she usually finds very hard: to write in his or her own words the important facts and ideas from an extract of text that he or she has read.  This technique bridges the gap between reading and summarising in a way which is enjoyable and easy.  As well as developing transferable study-skills, an important benefit of this technique is that it helps the dyslexic or dyspraxic to structure and punctuate his or her sentences and paragraphs, without even realising this is happening. 

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