How Does Knowledge Building Relate to Reading Science?

Oct 21, 2021 12:58:00 PM
How Does Knowledge Building Relate to Reading Science?

Hi Literacy Lovers,

You might be wondering… how does building knowledge relate to reading science? Well… it IS reading science. In our recent podcast episode with Kory Jensen, 4th grade teacher from Denver, CO, we discuss the importance of knowledge building in the reading science space. We’re so glad you’re here to learn with us. 

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Check out our recent Instagram post to learn more. In the language acquisition strand of Scarborough’s Reading Rope, we see that knowledge building (facts, concepts, etc.) impacts the ability to read skillfully. Not surprisingly, knowledge building also has a direct impact on vocabulary among other parts of the rope.

The many strands that are woven into skilled reading are language comprehension and word recognition.

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This accessible resource from Great Minds outlines the necessity of knowledge building and why it’s critical for literacy success. 

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