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 strong 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