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Reading is Thinking

In order to understand what you are reading, your brain does a lot of work while you are reading. 
We can help our brain by using the strategies we learn in class.

Word Strategies (Decoding)

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.