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Activating Background Knowledge

Wise Readers

  • Activate relevant, prior knowledge before, during, and after reading text

  • Use their background knowledge to enhance their understanding of text

  • Assimilate information from text into their schema and accommodate new information

  • Recognize when they have inadequate background information and know how to create it

Mentor Texts

  • Walk On!

  • Little One Step

  • Oliver button is a Sissy

  • Those Shoes

  • The Royal Bee