In the classroom, a student should be able to take multiple choice or short answer question and be able to explain it in their own words. The students must be able to distinguish between two different thoughts or ideas as well as to comprehend a larger idea. One way to get this is to provide students with reading comprehension worksheets that allow them to perform multiple option reading.
Often in the classroom, students will take multiple choice questions and give an answer. The student may have no idea what they just said. With the worksheets, a student can explain what they just said, followed by elaborating on it, then explaining what it means.
If the student’s ability to read comprehension isn’t up to par, the teacher will simply point out the answers and move on to the next question. The worksheets will help the students understand what their answer means, instead of simply reading the question and answering it. Most students who take multiple choice tests understand the concepts presented in the question and they can explain it themselves with a little help from their teacher.
When students do not understand multiple choice questions, they may need to be asked additional questions that address the key components of the question. This is especially true in English class. They are taught at the junior high level that most English speakers use a long sentence structure and often times will just state a few sentences in their own words.
If students can go back and check the question, they can usually find the right answer to it. Of course, it doesn’t always work that way, but the students will understand that they need to look over the question again before they decide on an answer. For students with higher reading comprehension, they should be able to find the right answer when they are being given multiple choice question.
There are some students who struggle with multiple choice questions in school, but who excel in other areas. These students may have been tested in reading comprehension and find that they are at a higher level than the average student. With reading comprehension worksheets, they can demonstrate that they are well read.
Many teachers and parents have complained about the high percentage of multiple choice questions on standardized tests. It is often argued that these tests don’t reflect the real level of understanding for certain subjects. It is a valid argument, but it seems like an unrealistic argument.
For those students who struggle with multiple choice questions, it is important that they know how to demonstrate that they understand a concept. They don’t need to have the same understanding that they have on test day. While they may be struggling with a test, their understanding of a subject can sometimes be much better than they think.