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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of November 11th

posted Nov 10, 2018, 8:17 AM by Courtney Richardson
GR is the best opportunity to scaffold comprehension and comprehension is the heart of reading; without comprehension, there is no reading.

The reading process the child builds even at the emergent stage, should involve comprehension. If we don’t involve comprehension from the beginning, it will be more difficult for some children to think about content later on. When you teach a child to monitor by saying, “Does that make sense,” you are teaching comprehension. Select a comprehension focus for each guided reading lesson and weave that focus into your discussion so children learn how to analyze a character’s motivation or reflect on the author’s purpose or theme. Remember reading is comprehension.
 
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