Reading comprehension is the ability to process information that we have read and understand its meaning. This is a complex process with three levels of understanding: literal meaning, inferential meaning, and evaluative meaning. Literal meaning is what the text describes as happening in the story
Four Levels of Comprehension
Using the reading strategies of inferring, re-reading and consulting a reference we will deepen our understanding of how to effective
Level 1 – Literal – Stated facts in the text: Data, specifics, dates, traits and settings
Level 2 – Inferential – Build on facts in the text: Predictions, sequence and settings
Level 3 – Evaluative– Judgement of text based on: Fact or opinion, validity, appropriateness, comparison, cause and effect
Level 4- Applied– Response to a text based on: Author’s language, values, imagery, style and purpose
Perhaps I am in between or just mediocre, my comprehension or my ability to understand is neither good nor bad.
Just like in this case, I can clearly understand the given question, I barely even think what the question indicates because at the very moment I saw this question, my brain quickly recognizes what the given question means and what it is all about.
Let's say for example, I, myself is a reader of "young adult" novels and I hardly struggle to understand every words in the story, because my fundamentals in grammar and my vocabulary is not so good nor bad. This means my ability to understand is at an average level.