Familiar with the phrase “reading between the lines”? Drawing inferences from the text is like reading between the lines – it’s looking for the meaning that isn’t written down word-by-word. Here are some ways you can help students develop this important reading strategy.
Making connections is a reading strategy that helps students find meaning in a text by connecting it to their own life. It's particularly important for English language learners. Here are some ways to teach students to make connections in their reading.