ELA Strategies

The following reading strategies will be introduced weekly to help your child become a better reader.  These strategies will also help prepare your child for the New York State ELA exam.

Finding the Main Idea

Recalling Facts and Details

Understanding Sequence

Recognizing Cause and Effect

Comparing and Contrasting

Making Predictions

Finding Word Meaning in Context

Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences

Fact and Opinion

Identifying Author's Purpose

Interpreting Figurative Language

Summarizing