Common Core State Standards focus on Comprehension Strategies in the Literature and Informational Strands, as well as Comprehension and Collaboration within the Speaking and Listening Strands.
Comprehension strategies must be explicitly taught so students understand how and when to use them while reading a text and for discussion of the text before and after reading.
The 32 "Cognitive Action Cards" encourage students to practice thinking strategies while reading a text. The 32 "Conversation Stem Cards" help students stay focused while discussing the text before and after reading. This makes a grand total of 64 "Comprehension Strategy Cards" to select from as you differentiate and scaffold your support.
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