Strategic readers gain insight while they read by thinking about what they are reading and how ideas in this text relate to your own life, ideas, and experiences. 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 own experiences in life.

Have your students watch this video so they can better understand what they read by making connections to their own personal experiences.

Find more resources and supporting lessons here.

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