Strategic readers gain insight while they read by thinking about what they are reading and how that reading relates to something else they’ve read in the past. There are universal themes, character types, and conflicts that show up in different texts. Sometimes we can predict the outcomes or draw conclusions based on our prior knowledge of how a story or character unfolds in a similar text.

Watch this video to help you better understand what you read by making connections to other texts.

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