Talking with students about what they know about the topic of upcoming work helps activate their Background Knowledge or reveals gaps. When students ask and answer pre-reading questions, they draw connections to what they already know and understand the purpose for reading a text, ultimately leading to increased comprehension.
Watch how this classroom teacher reviews parts of the book and introduces Vocabulary through pre-reading questioning. By starting the lesson with these pre-reading questions, learners are better oriented and equipped to comprehend the book.
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