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How to Teach Compare and Contrast to Elementary Students in 2022

Compare and contrast is an important reading comprehension strategy for elementary students to become proficient in. When readers compare and contrast elements of a story, they think about how two or more things are alike and different. This process helps readers better understand and enjoy stories they read and listen

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How to Teach Character Traits to Elementary Students in 2022

Character analysis is an important reading comprehension strategy for elementary students to become proficient in. When readers analyze a character, they identify character traits that describe the character. This process helps readers better understand and enjoy stories they read and listen to. Learn all about how to teach character traits

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How to Teach Cause and Effect to Elementary Students in 2022

Cause and effect is an important reading comprehension strategy for elementary students to become proficient in. This strategy helps readers better understand the plot, make predictions, and enjoy stories they read and listen to. Learn all about how to teach cause and effect below! What is Cause and Effect? Identifying

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How to Teach Author’s Purpose to Elementary Students in 2022

Author’s purpose is an important reading comprehension strategy for elementary students to become proficient in. Authors usually write books to persuade, inform, or entertain. When readers determine the author’s purpose, they can explain the author’s reason for writing the text and what the author wants readers to know or do

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How to Teach Asking and Answering Questions to Elementary Students

Asking and answering questions is an important reading comprehension strategy for elementary students to become proficient in. Strong readers ask questions before, during, and after reading or listening to a story. It helps them better understand and enjoy stories. Learn all about how to teach asking and answering questions below!

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How to Teach about Analyzing Illustrations in Children’s Books

Analyzing illustrations in children’s books is an important reading comprehension strategy for elementary students to become proficient in. When readers analyze illustrations, they are using the pictures to help them collect more information about the setting, plot, characters and more. It helps readers better understand and enjoy stories they read

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How to Teach Sequencing to Elementary Students in 2022

Sequencing is an important reading comprehension strategy for elementary students to become proficient in. It helps readers better understand and enjoy stories they read and listen to. Sequencing refers to the ability to recall and remember the facts or events of a story in order. When students are sequencing they

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Elementary Reading Comprehension Strategies for 2022-2023

Having a toolkit of elementary reading comprehension strategies is such an important part of understanding and interpreting what we read. As a result, it’s important that we explicitly teach reading comprehension strategies to our students and provide them with a wealth of practice opportunities. Learn all about teaching elementary reading

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How to Teach Point of View to Elementary Students in 2022

Point of view is an important reading comprehension strategy for elementary students to become proficient in. Being able to identify if the story is being told from the first, second, or third person and reflect on how this impacts the story helps readers better understand and enjoy stories they read

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