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Read, Understand, and Remember! Improve your reading skills with the KWL Method

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Is it difficult for you to understand or remember what you read? In this video, I will teach you an easy method that will help you become better at reading difficult material such as textbooks and journal articles. It is known as the "KWL" reading method. You will also remember more of what you read by using this method. If you plan to study at an English school, college, or university, this method will really help you. You can also use this method to help you in the IELTS and TOEFL exams. Try the KWL method yourself and tell me how it works for you in the comments! Take the quiz! https://www.engvid.com/kwl-reading-method/ TRANSCRIPT Hello. My name is Emma, and in today's video I am going to teach you how to be a better reader. So I want you to think about your life. Are there any things that are very difficult for you to read? Maybe you have to read something in English and you really don't understand what's happening in the story. Or maybe you're in university and you're taking a very hard course and you can't read the textbook because it's really difficult and you don't know what's happening. Well, if you're having difficulty reading or even if you just want to remember what you read more and be a better studier, this video is for you. So first let's look at some things students might be reading that might be causing difficulty. Some students in their universities they have to read textbooks. If you go to university or college, or also high school, you have to do a lot of reading and you have to do a lot of complicated reading, especially for sciences, maths, history. So, this is a very good method. I'm going to teach you how to read these books better. Newspapers. Sometimes you'll be reading the newspaper and it's difficult, especially in another language. So if you're reading a newspaper and, you know, you want to be better at reading it, this video is for you. Internet sources. There's a lot of great things on the internet to read, and so this will also help you if you look reading things from the internet. Magazines. Journals, for anyone who's a professional, whether you're a doctor, a nurse, a historian, or if you're in university or college, a lot of the times you have to read something called a journal, which is something for professionals to read about their field. So it's usually modern research. These things can be very difficult to read, so if you're reading these, this is a great technique for you. If you're doing the TOEFL or IELTS. Although I wouldn't recommend using this technique on the actual exam, I think it's great for your practice tests and I'll tell you why a bit later. So you can use this when you're practicing for the TOEFL and IELTS. And finally, if you're reading Shakespeare. When I read Shakespeare I had no idea what was going on. It was very confusing, all of the old English. I found it very difficult to read. There are also a lot of books that can be very, very hard to read. So these techniques will really work for you for any of these situations and many more. So before I teach you about the KWL technique, I just want you to think about reading for a second. Okay? A lot of people when they pick up a book, that's all they do. They open it up and they start reading right away, and then they close the book and then a lot of the times they don't really remember anything they read or they don't understand what they read. So it's a lot of wasted time. I like to think of reading how I think of jogging or running. So if we look here, I have the word "running" or "jogging". If you like exercise, any type of exercise kind of follows this format. So, reading is a lot like running. What a good reader does is they have a warm up period. So if you think about running, before you go running you usually stretch. Maybe you'll do a little bit of movement to get your heart pumped. So you don't just start running. You do a warm up. The same is true with reading. The best reading... The best readers usually do a warm up. For exercise, people then usually run or jog for a certain amount of time, and then afterwards they have what we call a cooldown period. So, "cooldown" is usually when somebody wants to slow their heartrate, so maybe they walk instead of run, maybe they do more stretches, but they don't just stop what they're doing. They slowly, you know, do slower activities before they stop jogging or running. So if you think about reading like exercise, you should also have a warm up, and then you read, and then the cooldown. This is the meat. This is the main idea of the KWL method, and I'm going to teach you exactly how we can do all of this when we read.
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Shagun Buttar (1 minute ago)
Hi emma thanks 🙏 for that lesson love from India 🇮🇳
PB 26 (3 days ago)
I luv u mam
YouTube tv (7 days ago)
So sweet lecture
Cahandar Nağıyev (7 days ago)
thanks emma
yohannes Tesfatsion (10 days ago)
I would like to say thank you for your teaching
ricardo de guzman (11 days ago)
thanks Emma more power
baby love (14 days ago)
Thank I will try to do that
baby love (14 days ago)
Is not that I don’t know how Read is that Chapter books is Hard for me
ZAHIR FIALLO (17 days ago)
Very good, thanks
joe (18 days ago)
RPK, objectives and achievement
Organic Words (18 days ago)
Emma, how many times can I say, "thank you?" You are so amazing and you did what many teachers failed tdo - make it simple.
Sandeep Singh (18 days ago)
This video waste my time please donot watch this video
Red Stone (19 days ago)
Thank you!!
Don Darren Dante (20 days ago)
I was actually waiting till the end to find out how can we apply this in ieLTS reading tes
Balaji Ravikoti (21 days ago)
Tq so much.. it's so hlpful..
Bhushan Deshpande (23 days ago)
Virak Vatey (25 days ago)
In this Video u focus much on physics . Could you give any tips to read medical book effectively?😁
Prakash Yonjan (26 days ago)
hi I love you
James Pierce (1 month ago)
Speaking of wasted time, here's a tip for content creators on YouTube: don't waste time in your video explaining to me why I clicked on the video. I know why I clicked on the video because I read the title. The first 3 minutes of this video is wasted. The next minute is laboring an analogy to exercise. You don't actually get to your technique until 5 minutes has passed and I'm fidgeting in my seat. If this was translated into written word, it's the kind of content I would skim over. Material with lots of fluff like this is exactly why people want techniques for better reading comprehension. Their brain is busy filtering out and forgetting useless information and this becomes a habit when done across a span of content. We want more pure content and less bullshit.
James Pierce (1 day ago)
SoyChai Latte' not complaining. I’m giving feedback. Viewers want useful content. They don’t want their time wasted. The entire reason this video even exists is because the creator understands content is diluted by bullshit that perforates your comprehension. So it’s annoying that their content.. would be diluted with useless narrative.
SoyChai Latte' (1 day ago)
Or instead of complaining on someone else’s video, do your own YouTube video - after I started reading your comment I realize it was a complete waste of time & I didn’t finish when I realized it was pointless. Wish I knew before I started reading!!! Guess we are in the same boat!
Vaidoteful (6 days ago)
Most of the audiendce here are foreign students leanrning English, therefore, noone really feels wasting any time as long as that time is spent listening to English. The teacher uses an appropriate lecture format and does the introduction. It feels that you haven't heard that not only reading but also speaking (and practically everything else in this life) has three stages - PRE-WHILE-AFTER. If she skipped the introduction, she would sound unprofessional.
Ssssyther (13 days ago)
Are you unable to skip ahead? Maybe your version of YouTube doesn't allow this?
Sara Lucania (1 month ago)
I'm in reading group and at my old school I was a TOP reader but now i fell like I'm in 4k again
Kenan O'keefe (1 month ago)
hey I need to watch more of your videos. :)
Justin Walker (1 month ago)
I've been trying to find something or someone that can help me. I am most strongest with a hands on learning style but my audio and visual learning styles are horrible. Anyone know what I can do it's really bad. It really messes with me most in training classes. Imagine starting a new job and going through weeks of training and your boss expects you to be a expert when you hit the floor. I never am because I never retain any of the information. However my hands on experience is superior and I end up doing fine but this still hurts me. Anyone have any ideas?
Ruhal Gupta (1 month ago)
I have facing problems in writing skill please give some advice..
NASIR Shimshali (1 month ago)
I appreciate the video it is really helpful
So good this Video
mimi nyan (1 month ago)
Hi, Emma. thank you for your videos, they're really helpful. I'm going to pass my English exam in my county, so you're the best teacher for me 🌹
Pamigha Haggerty (1 month ago)
stop holding the marker if you dont use it
lamin jassey (1 month ago)
You're the English teacher I never had!!
Miikeoxlong (2 months ago)
This is too much work!
Shadeenah (2 months ago)
This was very helpful but SOOOO long winded. I fast forwarded. Information starts at 5:23.
Sunny shah (2 months ago)
The secret to reading and comprehending is that you need to imagine while reading. Imagine the sentences as you are reading, your brain will comprehend and remember much better. Don't just read left to right, first page to last page, read and imagine while reading. It's the only trick that has been working for me. It make take a little more time, but you won't have to re-read everything over and over again
Ajay Arya (2 months ago)
Hi Emma, you mentioned that this technique is useful for IELTS/TOEFL but I am afraid you missed on telling it on later part of the video...
Mohamed Chamakh (2 months ago)
Thanks Emma for what you done for us and what u still doing in improving everyone's skills on English. This lesson is very helpful, the way you presented it was so amazing and really Great. I appreciate all what you did
My Freedom (2 months ago)
Very nice video appreciated
YOGESH KUMAR (3 months ago)
after seeing this i fall in lovw with u
Jivan Singh (3 months ago)
I must tell u....If my teacher were like u..emma....I would have killed anyone who dared to make me bunk...... :P
Italo Goncalves (3 months ago)
Michelle Faina (3 months ago)
Thank you very much Emma! You helped me a lot 😍😍😍.
Vahid Javadi (3 months ago)
thanks Emma so clear to understand,I can't write comment in Engvid I don't why but I get 10 anyway
Katelyn Booysen (3 months ago)
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DK GAMES (3 months ago)
cometomejamie (3 months ago)
thanks Emma-! this clip and other study coach skills make me more confident ! Let me know more more learning skills!
Mohammed Najah (3 months ago)
well done 👌
Chosen 01 (3 months ago)
This video is so great.😍😊😘
Alejandro Zapata (3 months ago)
Now, i've watched the whole Emma's IELTS videos. I will let you know the score on october 21th.
HAMID RMC (3 months ago)
Great video, u r one of the best teachers on engvid
Arno Pisspot (3 months ago)
Great attitude and great info given.
Chaudhary Ali Shehzad (4 months ago)
Your videos are great. I love your videos. I am actually going to take ielts right after a month. Will I be able to cope up??? Also I have already given O levels exam. Waiting for the results..
zoar73 (4 months ago)
That's a shit load of writing and time spent. Some chapters contain different and important info that you need to fully grasp to fully understand what a book is about.
Basma A.Al-Temeemy (4 months ago)
You are awesome
Basma A.Al-Temeemy (4 months ago)
You are awesome
Bubba Loop (4 months ago)
How on Earth is this going to help get the answers in a TOEFL test? This will just waste my time. I'm sorry but you are wrong!
Điền Phạm (4 months ago)
Do you have any tips for SAT learners like me ? Currently, I’m a senior and I’ve taken few SAT tests and I felt like I need more practice in English sections especially the reading and essay about how to analyze the arguing about some random topics. Thank you very much for any helps .
Rashad Sims (4 months ago)
Thank u so much my reading level is low and want to raise it to at least high school or college level
Obsessed Gamer (4 months ago)
Hi Emma
Lee Wayne (4 months ago)
saravana kandhan (4 months ago)
Tq.itz very useful to me
Archana Asutkar (4 months ago)
You r awesome. You explain everything simply and by giving examples.
Jerry Webster (4 months ago)
Hey Emma. I’m a native English speaker, and you’re helping to become more proficient. Where are you today?
Compartiendo Exito (4 months ago)
excelente me gustan tus videos gracias saludos desde Colombia
Judith Chioma (4 months ago)
Thank you
Louis Lakra (4 months ago)
Thank you ma'am🙂
Emad Ibrahim (4 months ago)
Amit Davara (4 months ago)
please clear it WHICH ONE RIGHT Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer. what does it mean?? 1.a number and a word both?? A) ADDRESS : 14 WHITE B) ADDRESS : WHITE
Jorge Hernandez (5 months ago)
I have like 949493 books about psychology, and so I'll try to use this method next time I pick one up. Thank you.
faeren felicia (5 months ago)
Thanks very much for your video .
Farouk El Hassan (5 months ago)
Nice job Emma
Very fruitful technique. Thans a lot.
ALWIN J (5 months ago)
I already can understand english , but my gramar is so worst
ukay samdon (5 months ago)
Hi Emma , I wone a prise at school from what I lent from you .Thank ,you are so amazing.
TWO IN ONE (6 months ago)
when I read it forget
feast 4 good knowledge (6 months ago)
nice video..!! keep it up..
Enaigbe Margaret (6 months ago)
I love your video it was indeed helpful
Raymond Vaillancourt (6 months ago)
it's especially not expecially
Gatonye Kiragu (6 months ago)
Thanks so much 😁
Racquel Brown (6 months ago)
Emma you saved me. I listened to your video 2 days ago and learned about KWL. I'm doing much better just by including this method. Thank you.
Mohammad Shoaib (6 months ago)
i like each and every video of this channel ..i am very thankful to you..i had an eglishophobia..😆 but now it is cure...thank you so much to make the english language easy for us..
Mohammed Al-Gendry (6 months ago)
You are the best teacher "Thank you"
Dheeraj kr. (6 months ago)
That's a good way of reading. Thank you. 😊👍.
bobi carrillo (6 months ago)
i love you
tasfiah mubbassira (6 months ago)
This video is so much helpful. Thank you dear.
Jones_xavi (6 months ago)
Thanks a lot!
ChelmsleyGirl92 (6 months ago)
I've always struggled with reading... Whether it's books or something on a single piece of paper I find it hard to understand it as well as I tend to read the word underneath what I'm actually reading. It makes me feel dumb that at my age (25) I still struggle to read
Sniper GOD (6 months ago)
i already read Shakespeare and im in highschool
Steve Houghton (7 months ago)
Trying to pick up on your accent, my guess Canadian? Hello from Australia. (P.S Great Video)
Hlengiwe Mdlalose (7 months ago)
Hi Emma ,I can read and write but not good ,but when is time to speak with another person ,I become nervous and speak nonsense ,wrong grammar please help.
Puneet Sood (7 months ago)
Very nice videos mam keep it especially this one.
SULEKHA METYA (7 months ago)
Thank you for making vedio about KWL rule for understanding any reading
IDlE AHMED (7 months ago)
Thanks ms emma i interest your speaking and explaning english good teacher
jim (7 months ago)
thank you! very helpful :)
Arbatstar Nongsiej (7 months ago)
Thank you so much , this video really helps me. I look forward to hear more from you. keep it up. (From India)
Abbas Dafalla (7 months ago)
Thank you very much beautiful Soul Your follower from Sudan
Haneefa Ki (7 months ago)
Thanks. I am going to prepare for exam in next month. I will use this method to read and study. I hope this method will help me to remember what I study.
Fuad Hassan (7 months ago)
Whenever I read something, immediately I forgot it.... Love your videos... From BANGLADESH ❤
Pyae Sone (7 months ago)
Yes .I very like for her teaching. Appreciate
Sophy Sam (7 months ago)
Thanks Emma, will you come to my country one day?
Âśhņâ ŤûŘî (7 months ago)
I love mony red book
Kim Han Sung (7 months ago)
I've been struggling to have a good command of English for over 4 years and as a result, I can quite effortlessly understand spoken English a bit but I'm having kind of a huge difficulty understanding written English.. i wanna be able to read in English freely like when I do in my native language but whenever I read an English sentence, I can't grasp it immediately and can't help pausing and thinking over what it means.. it makes me feel so frustrated and suffocated.. can anybody help me with it?

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