Inferences are the conclusions we draw based on what one already knows and judgments we make based on given information. This strategy helps students make connections between their personal experiences and their comprehension of a text. Rather than stopping students during the reading process to comment on specific points, this strategy focuses on their thinking and how new information reshapes their prior knowledge.
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Structured programs in which students participate in the civic and political life of their community, which enhances the students' academic success, social behaviors, leadership skills, and community awareness.
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Looking for a growth chart for academics? This parent toolkit helps parents understand course material covered in each grade. Organized by level, each grade offers information about Math and Language Arts along with Tips and Advice for fostering success.
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A new study from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute sought to understand what texts are being assigned in classrooms and whether those texts align with the demands of the Common Core State Standards. Reading skills and strategies remain in the forefront of instructional emphasis, which may not align with the Common Core standards which places a much greater emphasis on the importance of text and its ability to expose kids to various text features, characteristics, or content.
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