1. Make Connections
    • Activate prior knowledge before, during, and after reading

    • Make predictions

    • Set purposes for reading

    • Connect text to self, other texts, and the world

    2. Determine Importance
    •  What is important? Find main ideas and draw conclusions about text
           to focus reading.
    • Characters
    • Settings
    • Problems
    • Solutions
    • Events
    • Themes
    • Pay attention to text organization
    • cause and effect
    • sequential order
    • Compare/contrast
    • Notice text features (graphs, charts, pictures)
    • Selected Vocabulary
    3. Question
    • Wonder about text
    • Raise questions as you read
    • Question the author about format, style, content
    • Ask yourself about the meaning of words and phrases

         Use your questions to sharpen your understanding of the material.

    4. Create Sensory Images
    • Visualize as you read and after you read
    • Use sense of touch, smell, hearing, and taste to
    • understand concepts
    • Dramatize a conversation, concept, or event
    5. Make Inferences
    • Use prior knowledge and text information to...
    • Make predictions
    • Draw conclusions
    • Make critical judgments
    • Form interpretations
    • Read between the lines

         What’s the NEW because of what I have read?   Now what...So what...

    6. Retell, Summarize, Synthesize
    • Express ideas about what you have read through a retelling or summary
      • Pay close attention to text organization
    • To synthesize:
      • Take info from the text and combine them with your own ideas to create a response to what you have read
        • Think about the text
        • Use strategies to gather thoughts
        • Create a response using ideas from the text as well as your own ideas
    7. Use Fix-Up Strategies
    • Repair problems as you read
      • Chunk the word
      • Notice base words, closed syllables, vowel consonant -e syllables,
      • Ask for assistance
    • Understanding ideas
      • Reread
      • Skip ahead
      • Use reading strategies
      • Make notations
      • Ask for assistance


Last Modified on August 24, 2020