Using Prior Knowledge

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Sometimes it's hard to relate to a new text. Teach kids to use their prior knowledge when reading something new with a comprehension exercise. A short passage tells them how to think of their brains like filing systems, and provides five comprehension questions to assess what they have learned.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • A helpful tool for a lesson on study skills, or for a reading intervention class
  • Use with a text that kids can practice their prior knowledge with

  • Provides an answer key for easy assessment 

  • None
Common Core