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Some readers do not necessarily struggle with decoding the actual words, but rather, struggle with gaining information from the text. The purpose of reading is to gain information or think about how the text might relate to a situation we have been in or may be in at some point in the future. Whether the text is informative or for pleasure reading we need to be able to take something from the words on the page. Here are some of the most well-known comprehension strategies:
One way you could incorporate these strategies is to focus on one strategy per week. Get a stack of multicolored sticky notes, for example, if you were focusing on "Making Connections" perhaps you would choose three colors and label them with each of the three types of connections. Each time you finish a sentence, paragraph, page, you could ask whether any of the sticky notes might fit and discuss why or why not. More to come on this on these comprehension strategies in our Blog!