ASCD March 14, 2023 Scientific Advisory Committee, knowledge Matters Campaign

Three key text-related strategies that support reading comprehension.

This is the third in a series of four articles on how educators can support literacy by bringing knowledge-building into their classrooms (read the first, second, and fourth posts). Our group of 14 scholars has distilled a rich body of research into 10 practical recommendations for educators. In this article, we discuss recommendations 46, how quality texts can be accessed to build knowledge...

… Important practices for helping students access and therefore build knowledge with texts include reading aloud material too difficult for students to access on their own; developing foundational skills that enable students to fluently read increasingly complex texts; and explicitly teaching text structures and comprehension. Included in the next article will be a discussion of the nature and diversity of those texts.

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