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Connect to 
the Story

Keys for the Teacher
Activating prior knowledge before reading a text is an important step. This habit is analogous to stretching before exercise class begins. You loosen muscles and become receptive to what lies ahead. Most young children are masters at this skill. Every detail mentioned reminds them of something. The trick is to keep the children focused specifically on the text.


Keys for the Children
Good readers connect their brains to stories before they even begin to read.

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