comprehending informational texts

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Research Article of the Month: March 2024

Monday, March 25, 2024
In this blog post, we delve into the findings of Kim et al. (2018), a study on the interrelationships between reading and writing development.
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Research Article of the Month: October 2023

Monday, October 30, 2023
We highlight the findings of the scientific review article “Reading Comprehension: Core Components and Processes.”
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Filling the Gaps: Text Sets Build Background Knowledge and Improve Comprehension of Informational Texts

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Consider the objective of the unit and what students already know, and then begin building a diverse set of texts for students to read.
Teacher pointing to Keyword Card with students

Keyword Mnemonics: A Strategy to Build Content-Specific Vocabulary and Unlock Informational Texts

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Teach students to create keyword cards with mnemonics to help unlock and remember the definitions.
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Text Structure Mapping: A Strategy to Improve Reading Comprehension of Informational Texts

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
An overview of text structures, why they matter for students’ comprehension of informational text, and a deeper look at text structure mapping as an instructional tool.