This product provides introductory lessons on nine essential reading comprehension strategies. The strategies covered are: (1) Having a Purpose, (2) Recognizing Text Structure, (3) Using Prior Knowledge, (4) Making Inferences, (5) Questioning, (6) Predicting, (7) Determining What is Important, (8) Summarizing, and (9) Being Metacognitive. Mastery of these strategies is essential to improving reading outcomes and becoming a skilled reader. Most of the lessons are built around excerpts from the authentic text, Cheechako, by Jonathan Thomas Stratman. This trade book is about a young boy’s struggles to adjust after moving to Alaska. It’s ideal for use with students in grades 4 through 7, depending on their reading abilities. The story is emotion packed, filled with real life experiences, and includes some amazing adventures. The first two chapters of the book and all the excerpts required to teach the lessons are included with the nine-lesson package. Visit our other products in the Seward Inc. store.