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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of April 27th

posted Apr 29, 2014, 12:25 PM by Courtney Richardson

Comprehension Strategies 

“A useful way to discriminate among comprehension strategies is to classify them as requiring literal, interpretive, or evaluative thinking (Stead, 2006). Literal comprehension requires students to recall information that is explicitly stated in the text.  When readers make an inference or draw a conclusion, they are using interpretive comprehension. Evaluative responses challenge the reader to make judgments, form an opinion, or weigh evidence from the text that either supports or opposes a position. Teach a strategy at the literal level before moving to the interpretive or evaluative.” -Next Step in Guided Reading, p. 203