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  • 1. Fixing Broken Comprehension If you don't understand what you're reading, don't just sit there. DO SOMETHING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM!
  • 2. News Flash! Reading is supposed to make sense!
  • 3. Monitoring: Stopping to see if you understand what you're reading.
  • 4. If you don't understand, you need to solve the problem , because News Flash! Reading is supposed to make sense!
  • 5. If your strategies fail, then you need to look it up in the dictionary or ask somebody for help
  • 6. Writers use three methods to help you understand difficult words.
  • 7. Mr. Spudley noticed an ABBA-ZABBA—a terrible smell—and asked the school cook to stop serving burritos for lunch. Method #1: put the definition in the same sentence. In this sentence, an ABBA-ZABBA is: a. a bad smell b. a person who breaks wind c. an open window d. a new kind of burrito e. the school cook
  • 8. The scientist found an ABBA-ZABBA, the front tooth of a meat-eating dinosaur. Method #1: put the definition in the same sentence. In this sentence, an ABBA-ZABBA is: a. a balloon b. a new kind of dinosaur c. one of the Iron Chefs d. a kind of tooth e. a dinosaur-hunting scientist
  • 9. Method #1: put the definition in the same sentence. Susie put on ABBA-ZABBA, her favorite CD. In this sentence, an ABBA-ZABBA is: a. a medical tool b. the back end of a car c. a CD d. a singer e. a CB
  • 10. Method #1: put the definition in the same sentence. Bob’s doctor decided to use an ABBA-ZABBA, a tool made especially for looking into belly buttons. In this sentence, an ABBA-ZABBA is: a. a nurse b. a doctor’s telephone number c. the title of a medical book d. the belly button e. a medical tool
  • 11. Method #2: put the definition in the next sentence. I pulled my ABBA-ZABBA out of its holster. With this weapon, I knew nobody could defeat me. In this sentence, an ABBA-ZABBA is: a. a weapon b. a kitten c. a bottle of medicine d. sagging pants e. a broken knee
  • 12. Method #2: put the definition in the next sentence. I whistled, and ABBA-ZABBA came immediately. “Good dog,” I said. In this sentence, an ABBA-ZABBA is: a. a leash b. some cats c. a dog d. sagging pants e. a little brother
  • 13. Method #2: put the definition in the next sentence. Mom brought me a huge bowl of ABBA-ZABBA. It was the best ice cream I've ever had. In this sentence, an ABBA-ZABBA is: a. cream soda b. créme fraishe c. creme rinse d. clotted cream e. ice cream
  • 14. Method #2: put the definition in the next sentence. Stinky looked into the ABBA-ZABBA. As everyone knows, this is the place where the flea circus performers rest between shows. In this sentence, an ABBA-ZABBA is: a. a resting place for circus fleas b. a toilet c. a telescope d. a sewer grate e. the index of a book

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