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Grade K-5

Smart Reading: Reading Comprehension Strategies

by Yan L. | English and Writing FREE

6 Lessons 39:18
  1. 1. Trailer 0:31
  2. 2. Introduction 1:09
  3. 3. Making Inferences 11:57
  4. 4. Activating Prior Knowledge 5:45
  5. 5. Making Predictions 18:54
  6. 6. Conclusion 1:02

Grade K-5




NGSS Standards



About the course

Reading comprehension strategies will help you read quicker and be more engaged in what you are reading! This video explains three reading comprehension strategies: making inferences, activating prior knowledge, and making predictions. The strategy will be explained, then there will be fun examples for you to practice the strategy on your own! Often at times, these types of reading comprehension strategies will also come up in standardized tests so this is a fun way to learn about them!


  • Books
  • Comprehension
  • Reading


Hello! My name is Yan Li and I am a teacher. I have taught as a student teacher in Boston for 4 years and I tutor in China over the summers. I am from Guangzhou, China and New York City. I am currently in my last year of studying elementary education at Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development. I am also enrolled in the Master's program for Curriculum and Instruction at Boston College, which I will complete in the upcoming year. My favorite part of teaching is getting to know students and creating course materials that engage students to make learning fun and accessible. I believe that each student is fully capable of understanding material. It just depends on how the material is presented to them. My goal is to meet each student where they are at and support them.

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