Teaching students how to comprehend while they are reading is just tough. Using strategies such as making connections, summarizing, or clarifying is one way to make the meat of the reading accessible. However, I find that it is difficult for the students to talk about these strategies with others. Head on over to my blog to see how I have used these strategies in my class, helped my students to talk about their reading in a deeper way, and then pick up some posters with comprehension stems your students can use as well.
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