Strategies Used by Good Readers
- Knowing what you want to know:
- Why am I reading this text?”
- Am I reading for a purpose of pleasure?
- Preview the Text
- What is the Title
- What type of book am I reading?
- What is going to happen in this story?
- Prior Knowledge / Personal Connections
- Have I read another book that relates to this topic?
- Is the topic about something that has happened in my own life?
- Predict / Support / Adjust
- What is going to happen next?
- Pause / Recall / Monitor / Clarify
- Does the text make sense?
- Am I finding the information that I need to look for?
- You can reread and look at the illustrations.
- Inferring helps students interpret meaning and develop a deeper understanding
- How do you think the character felt?
- What do you think the author’s purpose was for writing this text?
- Create mind pictures when reading.
- Make a movie in your head.
- Stop while reading and describe the pictures in your mind.
- Use Context clues for vocabulary
- Is there anything unfamiliar?
- What part of the word do I know?
- What rule can I apply to this word?
- Use context clues and try to figure out what the words mean by looking at the rest of the sentence.
- Self Monitor for Understanding
- Identify Confusing Parts / Reread
- Think about what you are reading on every page.
- Ask yourself important questions
- Try to find the answers to your questions.
- Evaluate / Adjust Predictions
- Think about whether you like the story or not.
- If so, what was your favorite part?
- What did you like the least?
- Did you learn something new?
- Skim / Reread / Question
- Compare / Contrast
- Cause / Effect
- Draw Conclusions
- Identify Themes
- Think about the story and summarize the story in your own words.
- Who were the main characters?
- What happened in the beginning, middle and end?
- What was the problem and solution?
- What parts were essential to the story?
- Tell someone about the book!
Read at least 30 minutes at home each day!
by Mrs. Cabrera, Reading Coach