Good readers retell text effectively by: identifying key facts with
important details, using vocabulary from the text, making connections,
and restating the information in an order that makes sense.

Good readers use a number of thinking skills to summarize text.
They combine meanings, delete unimportant details, condense
key messages and incorporate their schema (prior knowledge) to
create a succinct summary of text.

Encourage your child to think:
• What happened first, next, finally?
• What key information did the author provide?
• What did I learn from the text?

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