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Reading is Thinking
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In order to understand what you are reading, your brain does a lot of work while you are reading. 
Our brains use a lot of strategies at the same time!  Your brain is figuring out words and their meanings, while also working to understand what you are reading.

Comprehension Strategies (Understanding)

Spinner the Spider helps us remember to make connections when we are reading.

Rocky Raccoon reminds us to visualize while we are reading.


Questioning Owl reminds us to ask questions while we are reading.

Iggy the Inferring Iguana reminds us to make predictions and draw conclusions while we are reading.



Jabber the Reteller tells everything that happened in the story in order from beginning to end.  He includes important characters, settings, problems, and solutions.