• reading
          This year in third grade the students will learn Seven Reading / Thinking Strategies to help them better understand what they are reading.  Below is a list of the strategies that blend reading and thinking:   
    • Metacognition -Thoughtful readers think about their thinking while they're reading. 
    • Using Schema -Thoughtful readers make connection, and retrieve and activate prior knowledge.
    • Inferring -Thoughtful readers draw conclusions, make predictions, and form interpretations.
    • Questioning -Thoughtful readers generate questions before, during, and after reading.
    • Determining Importance -Thoughtful readers sift out relevant and useful information.
    • Visualizing -Thoughtful readers create mental images supported by the five senses.
    • Synthesizing -Thoughtful readers continually change their thinking in response to text.