Anaphora are words, often pronouns, which refer back to reference words previously used in the text. For example: “Tom opened his book, put his head down on it, and fell asleep.” “His” and “it” are the anaphora “Dan” and “book” are the reference words. Anaphoric Cueing involves teaching a student to identify the anaphora and to pause to relate them to their reference words while reading. In this way, they can begin to connect parts of the text to one another.
— With a fairly short list of anaphora (words that refer to other words) that can be listed on a bookmark, we can teach them when to stop in their reading and what to ask themselves before they move on