"High 5!" Strategies to Enhance Comprehension of Expository Text

Dymock, Susan; Nicholson, Tom
November 2010
Reading Teacher;Nov2010, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p166
Academic Journal
The article discusses five comprehension strategies that can be used by children learning to read expository texts. The strategies discussed include using background knowledge of the topic, asking questions about the text before and after reading, analyzing the structure of the text, creating mental images, and summarizing. The authors highlight the importance of explicit teaching methods when teaching the five strategies one at a time and present an example lesson that incorporates the five comprehension strategies to an article studied in the classroom.


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