Tweens have mastered basic reading skills.
- Most tweens can read "sight words". Those are the words that appear frequently in English.
- They have learned reading strategies to help understand other words that may be unfamiliar. Some of these strategies are decoding (using word parts or sounds to read a word) and using context clues (understanding the meaning of the new word based on the rest of the sentence).
- They can read and use a Table of Contents.
- They have the ability to learn Bible references (book, chapter, and verse).
- They can make inferences (understanding what a passage means but does not directly state).
- They can make generalizations (application of the message to an area of their own lives).
What did I leave off the list? What other reasons are tweens the perfect age to learn to navigate the Bible?
Notes from Carol
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