Do you have a plan for teaching reading strategies to your K-2 learners? I’m talking reading strategies like these: making predictions making connections inferring setting a purpose for reading activating prior knowledge visualizing asking questions determining importance summarizing synthesizing Yowza-that’s a lot you are probably thinking! How can I teach them ALL of those strategies at such a young age?! The point of teaching K-2 students about reading strategies is to equip them with strategies to help them understand the books they read tomorrow and the day after that. With consistent modeling and guided practice, our students will make these strategies their own. We can absolutely address teaching many of these reading strategies using picture books for this age of students. Is it shocking to you that students can learn advanced reading strategies through a basic picture book? They absolutely can, especially when you find the best of children’s