Background Knowledge Schema is a great beginning to comprehension for young students. Background knowledge is what you already know about a subject and can apply! Background knowledge is also called schema in some studies.
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Make an anchor chart and write BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE at the top.
Explain that BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE is everything we know
or have seen or done in our lives.
Have a bag ready with small items inside related to a book you read.
If you read about ANTS, then have a picture of an ant, or plastic ants.
Be prepared to tell what you already know about ants.
Read the book. Discuss anything you learn about ants during the
reading. Be prepared to write these down. Use these facts to add to your background knowledge.
Included in Background knowledge
Poster in color and black and white
Background knowledge for any book
Background knowledge for any book with table
An animal, or object for each letter of the alphabet in color and black and white
As mentioned above, you can purchase in a bundle or separately at the following links below:
Connections Text to Text, Text to Self, Text to World
Visualizing Reading Strategy
Synthesizing in Reading
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