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Comprehension Strategies

Reading is thinking! 


Throughout the year, we will focus on 8 key comprehension strategies. By doing so, students become better readers, writers, and higher-level thinkers!  At home, encourage your children to use these types of strategies when reading.  

 We will use good literature as a tool to explore and help improve our use of the following strategies...

1. Making Connections: connect what you read to what you already know: (text-to-self, text-to-text, text-to-world)

2. Inferencing: using your own ideas to help you understand what you read

3. Creating Images: creating images in your mind as you read

4. Asking Questions: asking questions to help you understand

5. Determining Importance: thinking about the most important ideas

6. Synthesizing: bringing ideas together to make a new idea

7. Monitoring Understanding: checking to make sure you understand what you read

8. Using Fix-Up Strategies: using strategies when you get stuck on a word