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  • Oklahoma
  • More than half of students from low‑income households

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Have you ever read a book that reminds of you your own life? Good readers make connections between the texts they read and their own lives because when we connect our past experience to new information, we are more inclined to engage in the reading as well as understand it. All students come to school with their own experiences, thoughts, feelings, and knowledge which they use to enhance understanding and support their literacy development. However, when this is not accessed, the rich learning opportunities that our students need to progress throughout school are limited. Struggling readers and English Language Learners have the background knowledge but often lack the reading strategies or English language needed to make sense of and express their understanding. The comprehension strategies of visualization and inference help students bridge that connection. Visualization—--a comprehension strategy that supports readers in developing meaning by creating mental images—--creates a safe space for students as they develop as readers, grow in language, and learn new material. Visualization supports readers’ comprehension because when readers are unable to create mental pictures comprehension breaks down. Inferring supports readers as they use their experience to figure out information that may not be directly stated. Together, visualizing and inferring require readers to actively use knowledge to make sense of a text, learn new vocabulary, develop insight, and ultimately enhance understanding. The aim of this project is to create a library of different leveled texts that promote the comprehension strategies of visualization and inferring. These texts will provide readers the opportunity to connect what they know with the new information they are encountering while also inviting the diverse set of voices and experiences that our students bring into the classroom as they develop their growing abilities as readers and language users.

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Have you ever read a book that reminds of you your own life? Good readers make connections between the texts they read and their own lives because when we connect our past experience to new information, we are more inclined to engage in the reading as well as understand it. All students come to school with their own experiences, thoughts, feelings, and knowledge which they use to enhance understanding and support their literacy development. However, when this is not accessed, the rich learning opportunities that our students need to progress throughout school are limited. Struggling readers and English Language Learners have the background knowledge but often lack the reading strategies or English language needed to make sense of and express their understanding. The comprehension strategies of visualization and inference help students bridge that connection. Visualization—--a comprehension strategy that supports readers in developing meaning by creating mental images—--creates a safe space for students as they develop as readers, grow in language, and learn new material. Visualization supports readers’ comprehension because when readers are unable to create mental pictures comprehension breaks down. Inferring supports readers as they use their experience to figure out information that may not be directly stated. Together, visualizing and inferring require readers to actively use knowledge to make sense of a text, learn new vocabulary, develop insight, and ultimately enhance understanding. The aim of this project is to create a library of different leveled texts that promote the comprehension strategies of visualization and inferring. These texts will provide readers the opportunity to connect what they know with the new information they are encountering while also inviting the diverse set of voices and experiences that our students bring into the classroom as they develop their growing abilities as readers and language users.

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