These explicit strategies are used in the LMC to strengthen students' literacy skills:

  • Read author's note before reading the historical fiction text or do a picture walk

  • Preview vocabulary before a read aloud with rich language or a poem

  • Compare and contrast across texts, such as with different versions of a fairy tale, folktales from the same country, or looking at a content area, i.e. read alouds about Asia, or about families

  • Read author's note to identify the source culture of a folktale, locate place of origin on a map and activate prior knowledge about their culture in terms of geography

  • Summarize a story
  • Study the illustration is a good way to start with PK & K.