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What research tells us about reading, comprehension, and comprehension instruction

For many years, reading instruction was based on a concept of reading as the application of a set of isolated skills such as identifying words, finding main ideas, identifying cause and effect relationships, comparing and contrasting and sequencing. Comprehension was viewed as the mastery of these skills. One important classroom study conducted during the 1970s found that typical comprehension instruction followed what the study
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Gluten free chocolate “dirt”

Ingredient 1 handful dark chocolate chips Directions Place chips in a coffee grinder Grind until the texture of  coarse sand Serve over cream, berries or cupcakes

Dirt Cake with “worms”

Ingredients 2 (20 oz.) pkgs. Oreo cookies 1 (8 oz.) pkg. low fat cream cheese, softened 1 c. powdered sugar 1/2 stick butter, softened 2 pkgs. instant French vanilla pudding 3 1/2 c. milk 1 (12 oz.) Cool whip Gummy worms   Directions Crush the cookies. Mix the butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar. Mix the pudding and milk to directions and add cream
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