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Where am I in the Reading Universe Taxonomy?

Word Recognition
Phonological Awareness
Language Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Background Knowledge

12 Ways to Activate Background Knowledge

The twelve pre-reading strategies in this printable offer engaging ways to tap students' prior knowledge and spark curiosity about stories and text you will introduce in your reading block.

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