MAKING CONNECTIONS (Applying Prior Knowledge)

  • When you apply prior knowledge you bring your reading history and who you are as a person, including your life experiences and what you know and have learned about the world.

     Making Connections in Reading Comprehension VIDEO

    Questions that require applying prior knowledge:

    • Where would you find information about…..?
    • In which type of publication might this appear?
    • Based on your knowledge of geography, where would you find _____?



    Strategy for applying prior knowledge:

    •      As you read the text, think about what you know or learned about the subject.
    • Does this text remind you of something else you read?
    • Does this character remind you of another character from another story you read?
    • From what you have experienced, can you come to a conclusion/justification about ______?