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Comprehension and Reading Strategies
Pages and Files
Activating prior knowledge
Cause and Effect
Compare and Contrast
Locating key words and phrases
Point of View
Setting a Purpose
Reading Response Activities
Looking for detail
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Students identify key ideas on the text, and then sequence them chronologically. Words, pictures or a combination of both may be used.
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Radio or TV news item
Students create a news item.
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This can be sequencing letters in a word, words in a sentence, or a passage of text. Pictures can also be sequenced.
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The teacher summarises the story and writes sentences on strips. Students work independently or in pairs to sequence the text. This can also be done in Notebook,
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Students retell the story or text in a given number of text boxes. Each box is illustrated.
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Students illustrate or retell the story on the faces of a cube.
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A story map is a birds' eye view of the setting. They can assist in the students retelling the story.
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Students retell the story or text on an appropriate number of pages. Each page is illustrated. The pages are displayed in order.
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Which Came First
The teacher copies two sentences from the story onto a card. Make a set of cards. Students work in pairs to decide which event occurred first in the story.
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