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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of May 25th

posted Jun 2, 2014, 5:26 AM by Courtney Richardson

Making Connections

When readers make connections, they enhance their comprehension as long as they do not “bird walk,” or get carried away with their connection and fail to realize their thinking is leading them away from the text rather than deeper into it. During an interactive read aloud, model how your connection helps you understand the character’s feelings or visualize the setting.  During guided reading, encourage children to make connections and then discuss how their connections help them better understand the text.