Comprehension is the ability to read a piece of text and then answer relevant questions on it.
Word searches are a block of random letters with words hidden within.
How can a word search complement something that is so totally different?
When carrying out a comprehension task you generally read the piece of text through before completing any questions so that you don’t respond to something out of context.
Having read the text through the first time, it is often necessary to scan the text again to relocate the information to a specific question.
It is this scanning which is complemented by carrying our word searches.
Word searches train the eye to look for specific key words and ignore those that are not relevant.
Word searches can be used for other benefits as well such as assisting with spellings, finding a term that relates to a definition instead of a prescribed word or simply as an enjoyable past time.
I hope this very short note, proves inspiring.