activate prior knowledge before reading by use of:
The student will read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts. a) Draw on background knowledge and knowledge of text structure to understand selections. b) Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support. c) Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, and impact. d) Analyze the author’s use of text structure and word choice. e) Analyze details for relevance and accuracy. f) Differentiate between fact and opinion. g) Identify the main idea. h) Summarize the text identifying supporting details. i) Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases. j) Identify cause and effect relationships. k) Evaluate, organize, and synthesize information for use in written and oral formats. l) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.