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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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Jomana (15 hours ago)
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Huseyin Aldemir (6 days ago)
SATNAM SINGH (7 days ago)
I really loved "KWL" method. This video really helps me to boost my reading skills. I can't thank you enough. ❤️
Jleon Rivero (16 days ago)
Thanks Emma you re #1 teacher
Qaiser Emmanuael (17 days ago)
good and nice encouragement all the time from you Sister Emma. may God bless you
shashintha monteiro (19 days ago)
Beautiful handwriting babe 👌
Roberto Chavez (21 days ago)
Unicorn Girl (22 days ago)
I totally agree with emma
Thanks a lot Emma! This method will definitely help me a lot.
Imam Ali (1 month ago)
U r a brilliant teachr
Polyxenaa (1 month ago)
im here cause I read the same chapter 3 times and I still dont get it lol
Safar Ibadov (1 month ago)
Aishwary Ao (1 month ago)
I like ur teaching skills
Murky IB (1 month ago)
I can't even read the command.
Hi Me (1 month ago)
CrazzoNate Music (1 month ago)
How ironic I'm reading the same book lmao
Amanda Roach (1 month ago)
In in first grade
Ib Gm (1 month ago)
Thank you so much.May your soul be blessed.
Faze Lebron (1 month ago)
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MercRN (1 month ago)
:) I understood the lesson clearly.
Ali akin Vlogs (1 month ago)
It really helped 😀
Mahmoud Khazraei (1 month ago)
That,s a good job Good luck and thankyou
call-me- Immie (1 month ago)
Thats a nice lessorn but how about when i dnt know anything about the person or the theory?
Tausif tabeeb (1 month ago)
And how to warm up?
Preet Chopra (1 month ago)
Did you find something useful information in this video ??
I understand everything but i can't speak slowly or fast so can you help please
sophia barbosa (1 month ago)
I'm not in high school anymore I'm at home now so I want to learn to have Siri better please
sophia barbosa (1 month ago)
Will abatis him an adult so I want to learn how to read better better because at the sexier
sophia barbosa (1 month ago)
I have the six years and I have trouble reading in and I have the sex and I don't know how to read that good I watch videos and I don't know if I watch videos and I hear people repeating and I repeat what they say and I help me to read better
Francisco Juarez (1 month ago)
this was really helpful for me, thanks to you teacher Emma u are the best
Faith Sandig (1 month ago)
This helped me a lot :)
Esotherwise Otherwise (1 month ago)
Thanks for the tip, this might just be what I need to lock information in my head. Thank you so much 😊 P.s. I gave you a thumbs up. I cant wait to try this out.
Nasir Carter (1 month ago)
Don’t nobody got time for that shit writing shit down. Bad enough I gotta take other notes for class
Zuraihan Selina Suharin (2 months ago)
thank you for your very informative video. Im in a process of preparing my dissertation paper so it requires to read a lot journal to understand on my topic. InsyaAllah i will use the KWL method after this. So these three columns, do u recommend it to do by excel or writing? Thank you.
Rureshi M (2 months ago)
Its like a reading comprehension
Steve Phillips (2 months ago)
Entertaining lesson what lovely charming young lady. I will make note of this technique, "what I know"," what I wish to know", and "have learned". I had solicitors letter nothing drastic, but have not a clue what most of it is saying. I was looking for methodology when I came here, trying to understand the jargon in the letter to better understand its contents. I would have rather throw in my lot with Albert Einstein. Although Emma speaks clearly, she is very thoughtful writing out transcript for us as well as putting subtitles.
Melanie Vela (2 months ago)
this was really helpful thank you
Rafael Velez (2 months ago)
It's true, I did read the sentence or paragraph again and again. sometimes I will even use a dictionary, but it usually just leads me back to where I'm got stuck. And your welcome for subscribing this channel. "PS you looked nice"
Precious Kitten (2 months ago)
Hi! I'm having troubles in high-school. I can't understand anything when I read it. Hopefully this technique will help me.
carrijoy1 (2 months ago)
Go to 5:15 to skip long intro
shaim sakib (2 months ago)
Why it is difficult to get a job in Bangladesh. The only reason is that I am not super good at English. I do huge mistakes in grammar. My writing is also not that strong that can give me a good filling. Nowadays I need to practice English for 18 hours. But I fail to do it. I am 28 but still jobless. If I were good at English anyone from my locality would call me for tuition. But my English is not that good. So I need to practice it day and night to be successful. When I write I feel that it is the worst writing in the world. Could not it be like Shakespeare's writing? If I could write Shakespeare than any newspaper called me to write in their newspaper. But I am not that kind. I also do not know how to improve. I think that I am still in the same position that I was in 2010. Why this is happening to me? Would not it change? Why this is happening to me. I would not stop writing until I am dead. I am using all kinds of simple sentences, but if I want to be successful then I would have to write various kinds of thing that can enlarge my thinking along with writing improvement. I use to write comments on Facebook, on Youtube. When I watch any video then I comment after watching the video. To be good in something is not an easy task. For this we need a great contribution and dedication. I am even ready to do labour work to continue my study. I just want to write and write until I am dead.
Malik Nico (2 months ago)
wow thanks a lot for sharing this really love this
You are a great teacher. You are not just brilliant but also beautiful.
Nathan Gunn (2 months ago)
Great video. Thank you! Also has anyone ever told that you said like Emma Stone?
ToWasim Ahmad (2 months ago)
You explain very clear mam and your pronunciation too is very clear .every one can easily understand what you explain
Muhammad H. Jaza (2 months ago)
good , thank you
Thales Camargo (2 months ago)
Emma, thank you so much for your oustanding and valuable videos which lead to our learning process. You are not only so beautiful but also very intelligent. We really appreciate your dedication as well as your remarkable work
Ivan Cruz (2 months ago)
Too much taking. Get to he point. U get boring
Vijay Mahara (2 months ago)
Ma'am ,It's good lession will be really help other people
Jao Jai (2 months ago)
I need one of my fri to practice Eng with FB call. connect me plz
Christopher Cruz (2 months ago)
I like to increase the video speed so I can get to the point of the video. I hate it when it takes some time to get to the point.
Patrick S (2 months ago)
Personally, I just memorise anything I find interesting. What I can tell you, you're brain has a limited capacity. You fill it full of rubbish it will give you back rubbish. It takes many years of severe mental training to learn what is important.
Thank you ....... It was really useful as I like to read books and articles too much and thank you again.
Baldoxxx4000 (2 months ago)
I have a better solution, write notes while you are reading.
Om kumar Dubey (3 months ago)
I am so poor in English that whatever I read I do not understand
Baldoxxx4000 (2 months ago)
read basic magazines, such as playboy :)
ryomaechizen (3 months ago)
My eyes hurt everytime i read for more than 1 hour. What should i do????
Amani Windon (3 months ago)
I spend 2 hours rereading one page before i can understand whats happening
Amani Windon (3 months ago)
Im using this to procrastinate reading my book for college I haven’t started it is due soon
abdullah khan (3 months ago)
Jeremy Cuchiara (3 months ago)
Love letters to his cousin lol, thanks for the video!
Solomon Trader (3 months ago)
Watch after 5.20 to directly go to KWL method....
hamse hassan (3 months ago)
Thank u Emma
Asad Yousafzai (3 months ago)
very in trusting . thanks
Veteran Player (3 months ago)
when I read books the difficult and beleaguered part is plaguing vocabularies which would beyond the range of my brain and I am forced to look at their meaning again and again in the dictionary so, to handle and tackle book`s given knowledge adroitly. What methods do you endeavour and deploy to attain book knowledge with much difficult vocabularies? Share your views especially native speakers, if you are interested in giving your precious strategies.
Akshay Ns (3 months ago)
Outstanding classs ..👌👌
Miguel Martinez (3 months ago)
Kwl 1-Know 2-want to know 3-learned What did you learn.
Saber Fazliahmadi (3 months ago)
It was not useful at all
Adenigba Oluwafemi (3 months ago)
Shantanu. (3 months ago)
can you make twin baby birth.
Epictetus of Hierapolis (3 months ago)
Bogus. Wasting time with the "what do I know" step. Just read the table of contents or the prologue. And yes you should find ways to engage yourself with the reading, but there is no way to anticipate what questions are going to be answered. Bogus "method".
Ken _ (3 months ago)
I love your video but when you mentioned the Einstein book, I thought about some anti-Einstein book called, 'ALBERT EINSTEIN The Incorrigible RACIST'. My question now is how do I know if what I read is correct? I guess this goes into a study of Logic. If I'm to be a better reader how do I seperate the truth from the untruth? Thank you.
Youming Kan (3 months ago)
It is very good way to skill reading material as a second language. Thanks!
jayant waghale (3 months ago)
Thanks Emma l😊
Md Burhan (3 months ago)
Precious video for us. Love from Bangladesh.
Sopheary Rin (4 months ago)
Jyoti Mishra (4 months ago)
Tq so much m going to apply your technique..
corey osteen (4 months ago)
K know what do you know about what your reading W want what do you want to know L learn what did you learn Good stuff starts at about 6 min
Moneer Al alawi (4 months ago)
Thanks you so much . I wish you the best all the way from Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 we need more people like you
God (4 months ago)
You need a ruler and compass alongside a black book to follow along with my books.
God (4 months ago)
I have some books you would love to read, Trivium, Quadrivium, Sciencia, and Designa.
Daima basumatary (4 months ago)
My problem is vocabulary
GreenBarbie5 (4 months ago)
K.W.L. Know Want to know Learned You warm up with K and W. Then you recall with L.
True Seeker (4 months ago)
From India
troisxa (4 months ago)
Thank you
Nicholas Newton (4 months ago)
I find this really interesting and I hope it will help me for my exams. Thank you for sharing.
Nicholas Newton (4 months ago)
Pranav (4 months ago)
Pm for customised IELTS tutorial.
Business English (4 months ago)
Perfect, Teacher. Go on.
Ruby Chew (4 months ago)
What about people who have dyslexia?
very good tecnique mam!
Study Hard (4 months ago)
Thanks I will try to read by using the KWL
Nubian31 (4 months ago)
This is very informative thanks
Mallory Smith (5 months ago)
I never heard of this method before. It sounds like it might help me recall information better, so I'm going to give it a shot. Thanks for the video.
Sohel Ansari (5 months ago)
This is excellent... Thank you for this..!!!
I O J (5 months ago)
Thank you Emma, I really liked your suggestions!
kyaw Naing (5 months ago)
Rudolph Wolfchild (5 months ago)
Very nice tip! Thanks!!
Lahiru Sampath (5 months ago)
Shagun Buttar (5 months ago)
Hi emma thanks 🙏 for that lesson love from India 🇮🇳

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