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Additional Reading Strategies

Additional strategies that are correlated with the Sunshine State Standards are listed in this section. These strategies are also available in a printable PDF version.

Author's Purpose. The ability to recognize the purpose of a selection. Recognizing that communicating for varied purposes often requires the use of different approaches, organization, and language.
Cause & Effect. Recognizing and exploring the relationship between events, actions or situations by looking for the results or consequences of these particular actions, events or ideas.
Chronological Order. Recognizing the order of events in a selection. A text that is chronologically organized features a sequence of events that unfold over a period of time.
Compare & Contrast. Recognizing similarities and differences. How are they alike? How are they different?
Fact & Opinion. Recognizing the difference between facts, things that can be verified and proven true or not, and opinions, which are someone's personal values expressed.
Main Idea with Supporting Details. What is the story about? You can think of the main idea as an umbrella that covers the other information in the paragraph or passage. The supporting details are more specific than the main idea. They may be the specific reasons, details, or examples that illustrate the main idea.
Organizing Information. Using maps, graphs, charts, tables, and other graphic aids to help organize information found in a text.
Plot & Conflict Resolution. Understanding the elements of a story; the characters, setting, events and conclusion.
Vocabulary. Determining the meaning of words through contextual clues, including the use of prefixes, suffixes, root words, multiple meanings, antonyms, synonyms, and word relationships.

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