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7 Comprehension Strategies

In a world inundated with information it is more important than ever to know how to extract meaning and understanding from text and to be able to apply that elsewhere.  If your child is battling, try these comprehension strategies and help them to master this skill. 7 Strategies to Improve and Build Comprehension Skills. Sit with your child and ask them to read a paragraph or a few sentences to you – adjust according to their age: Make connections – connect what they are reading to what they already know about the world, themselves, etc. “This makes me think of our
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Save the world, one reader at a time

With the state of politics in America and the world turning a scary extreme right it’s more important than ever to read, educate and open our children’s minds to the diversity of the world. Read them books, open libraries, let the words of the writers, philosophers, healers, mystics, poets and dreamers reach their ears. What can you do? 1. Support your local library. Take out books, enquire about children’s reading hours, support and raise funds when needed. 2. Give books as gifts.  To everyone – especially those that may not receive books easily.  Go to Book Dash or Shine Literacy or the Link Literacy projects and find out how
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