Teaching kids signal words that help them navigate different texts works with independent reading as well as test reading. It’s like a test-prep strategy with a real-world reading bonus!

Download this free PDF that includes:

  • A list of important signal words and phrases (and their purpose) for students to watch for in their own reading and on tests.
  • A free lesson (“Attend to Signal Words”) from The Comprehension Toolkit. It pairs perfectly with this list and works well as part of your test prep plan.

Signal words are important because they cue readers to pay attention to what’s coming up. They signal a change in thinking, a contrast, or a similar relationship between ideas. This is a comprehension strategy that pays off no matter what kind of reading your students are doing.

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