Unlocking Reading Comprehension: The Power of Activating Prior Knowledge

May 10, 2023 10:00:00 AM
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Hi Literacy Lovers,

We were thrilled to be featured writers on a recent Wit & Wisdom Aha Blog! called Unlocking Reading Comprehension: The Power of Activating Prior Knowledge. We had so much fun discussing the importance activating prior knowledge to help unlock reading comprehension, sharing our own knowledge, and, of course, a few of our podcast episodes that helped inform our writing.

We defined and explored what prior knowledge is and how it affects reading comprehension, shared ideas for how to overcome a lack of prior knowledge and how to move forward with knowledge building in the foreground, and lastly, what topics help build knowledge.

We hope you have as much fun reading about teaching reading as we did guest writing! 

Learn More

Listen to Episode 36
Baltimore teachers Kyair Butts and Katie Scotti shared some of the benefits of having HQIM and how they'll support students' SEL needs. 
Listen to Episode 139
Hear about how knowledge helps from cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham and Barbara Davidson of the Knowledge Matters Campaign.

Thanks for reading, Literacy Lovers! 

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Topics from this blog: Literacy knowledge building Science of Reading