Introduce Reading Voice and Thinking Voice

Introduce Reading Voice and Thinking Voice

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Introduce Each Comprehension Strategy

Introduce Each Comprehension Strategy

Consider introducing each comprehension strategy explicitly and deliberately. Provide a separate mini-lesson introduction for each strategy. This allows you to establish common language and then build on concepts in reading throughout the year. Outlined below are five...
Broaden Definition of Inference

Broaden Definition of Inference

Broaden Definition of Inference May 14, 2013 | [Reading] Many of our leading experts declare a formula for defining inference. Text Clues + Background Knowledge = Inference. If we agree with that equation, then let’s clarify where text clues come from–the...
Teach Reading Through Your Read Alouds

Teach Reading Through Your Read Alouds

The Read Aloud is more than simply a means of entertaining students or a way to get through a text with the whole class at the same pace. When done well, the Read Aloud is a highly-effective teaching strategy for both fluency and comprehension. Reveal your...