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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.