Tag Archives: reading comprehension

25 Aug

Here’s how to boost kids’ comprehension. Check out these classroom-perfected success secrets. A big help for Back-To- School gear up! These strategies work with Non-fiction/infotext, a big focus in Common Core. Most kids K-8 benefit from many of my favorite activities. As easy as A B C D E! #Let’s Plain Talk, Together! What really matters to help kids understand what they read?  A. Make Connections. Start by connecting to the prior lesson, as a quick review. Find out what…..

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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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