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Reading Strategies

Reading Strategies

  • Activating Prior Knowledge
  • Making Predictions
  • Identifying Probable Outcomes or Actions
  • Use information in illustrations, charts, graphs, tables and maps
  • Determine the purpose of features of text (e.g. bold print, organization of content, key works, graphics)
  • Distinguish minor and significant details in a passage
  • Relate passage to other readings
  • Identify explicit and implicit ideas
  • Identify cause and effect organizational patterns in fiction and nonfiction
  • Demonstrate use of graphic organizers
  • Compare and contrast fiction and nonfiction

Websites to explore:

http://www.pgcps.pg.k12.md.us/~elc/readingacross1.html

http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/readcompex.htm

 

A Reading Strategy Checklist 
Before Reading:_____ I think about the cover, title, and topic._____ I read the back cover and the print on the inside of the jacket._____ I ask questions._____ I predict._____ I skim the pictures, charts, and graphs._____ I read headings and words in bold-faced type._____ I think about what I know about the topic.  
While Reading:_____ I stop and check to see if I understand what I’m reading._____ I make mental pictures._____ I identify confusing parts._____ I identify unfamiliar words._____ I reread to understand confusing parts and unfamiliar words._____ I record an unfamiliar word that I can’t figure out._____ I use pictures, graphs, and charts to help me understand confusing parts._____ I stop and retell to check what I remember._____ I reread to remember more details._____ I read the captions under and above photographs, charts, graphs, etc._____ I predict and adjust as I read._____ I raise questions and read for answers.  
After Reading:_____ I think about why I liked it._____ I retell and/or summarize._____ I speak, draw, and/or write reactions._____ I reread favorite parts._____ I reread to find details._____ I picture characters and places and ideas._____ I predict what might happen to a character if the story continued.