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Reading Comprehension Strategies

 

Make Connections - Text toText, Text to Self, Text to World

Below are some examples of questions that can be used to facilitate connections:

Text-to-self:
What does this remind me of in my life? 
What is this similar to in my life? 
How is this different from my life? 
Has something like this ever happened to me?
How does this relate to my life?
What were my feelings when I read this?
 
Text-to-text:
What does this remind me of in another book I’ve read? 
How is this text similar to other things I’ve read? 
How is this different from other books I’ve read?
Have I read about something like this before?
 
Text-to-world:
What does this remind me of in the real world?
How is this text similar to things that happen in the real world? 
How is this different from things that happen in the real world? 
How did that part relate to the world around me?

 

 Ask Questions - before, during and after

Visualize - use 5 senses, visualize the details - draw them, act them out, "see" what you are reading

Infer - read between the lines, predict,  use evidence from the reading to back up your conclusions - does it make sense?

Retell - recall important details, what is MOST important?

Summarize - use as few words as possible to summarize, what is the main idea?

Synthesize - put it all together, stop often while reading to synthesize information, form opinions, develop new ideas.

 

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