comprehending :: making & repairing meaning ::


Texts can be viewed in terms of three different levels that support and pose challenges to readers: word-level, sentence-level, and passage-level. (Kintsch, W., 1998) 

Working Definition

A unit of meaning that is larger than the word level, and smaller the the passage level. It is the unit of language that typically carries complete grammatical and semantic meaning. Although meaning making at the word level typically precedes meaning at the sentence level, sometimes the context of the sentence level leads to repaired meaning at the word level.


Prompts are found in each of the subsets.

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