Basic Skills


Reading between the Lines

If you're an avid reader, your brain has probably gotten quite good at doing several things at once:

  1. While part of your brain is reading the words on the page . . .
  2. Another part of your brain is processing deeper layers of meaning.

Beginning readers sometimes have trouble with the second part. They're so busy reading the individual words, they forget to look beneath the surface.

The reading lessons that are part of this unit should help you with that. You'll learn how to think like a detective, to look for clues and find meaning beyond the words. Sometimes we call this "reading between the lines."

If you read between the lines, you understand what someone really means, or what is really happening in a situation, even though it is not said openly.




Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the questions.