Teaching reading comprehension can be rigorous but I’m here to share ideas to make it easier for you. I’m Kristy and over the past 20 years in the classroom, I have learned how to improve the students’ reading comprehension.

Reading Comprehension

There are three steps in the reading process. Before, during, and after reading activities help students stay focused while they read. Here at “Lively Literacy Rocks” I’m going to share tips and resources to help you with activities that support the reading process.


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