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Boost comprehension with time-tested recipes.
28 Dec

Every family member makes a New Year’s reading goal. Make sure your child has a need to know, a reason for learning or reading something. Assess background knowledge. Capitalize on it, or add it. “Schema” is prior knowledge (“schemata“, plural). Anticipate what the reading will be about. “Guess what it’s about.” Note the author’s paragraph writing pattern. Is the main idea at the top, middle, or end? Preview, read, and review text in DRA’s. Directed Reading Activities. Previewing includes questioning, predicting, and determining…..

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