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Becoming an Active Reader

The Confident Student: Chapter 7
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Ridelyn Tarlit

on 7 October 2012

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Transcript of Becoming an Active Reader

Active Reading vs.
Passive Reading Passive Readers Active Readers Passive Negative
&
Active Positive "Good readers become good writers for a good writer becomes a good reader."
-Edwin Correa PREDICT

QUESTION


MONITOR


Active Reading Tips Chapter 7 Becoming an Active Reader Example: Reading a book because
you like reading. Active Reading Control their interest level and concentration. Example: I have to read at least 2 chapters
before my class on Monday. Passive Reading Are not in control of
their reading. Ridelyn Tarlit
BE 111
10/07/12 ACTIVE READING expects to be entertained
doesn't ask for help
easily distracted
only reads because it's assigned
often feels lost in class Passive read for ideas
have a purpose for reading
seek for help if needed
can control their concentration
has a scheduled time to read Active What do you think this book will be about?
Ask yourself questions about important ideas in the story,
such as what the characters might do or what you might learn. As you read, ask yourself if what you're reading makes sense.
If it doesn't, reread, look at illustrations, or read ahead. Tell the important ideas in the beginning, the middle,
and the end of the story

SUMMARIZE:


EVALUATE:


PHONICS/DECODING: Ask yourself questions like: Did you like the story? Why or
why not? How did the author make the story come alive?
How well did you understand it? If there is a word that you do not know, look carefully at the letters, sounds, and word parts that you do know. Blend the sounds to read the word. Ask yourself if this is a word you know. Does it make sense in the sentence? Skimming & Scanning is a method of rapidly moving the eyes over text with the purpose of getting only main ideas and a general overview of the content. rapidly covers a great deal of material in order to locate a specific fact of piece of information. Example: Answering questions for
an excerpt in 15 minutes. Skimming Scanning Facts Identify Supporting
Details by stating it directly in a topic sentence
by implying it through the choice of details and the use of keywords Finding the Main Idea Find the main idea... is a direct observation, quotation, statistic, date, number, or report of event. to support a main idea when their purpose
is to explain is a situation or support for the main idea Reasons Examples There will be 5 groups of about 8.
There will be a jar holding examples of passive and active reading.
One group member will pick out an example from the jar and act it out. his/her group mates have to figure as much out in a minute.
The group that wins doesn't have to do the Edmodo discussion.
Group Activity Houghton Mifflin, (2005) Reading Tips, Retrieved October 06, 2012, by Ridelyn

Anne Arundel Community College Retrieved from http://www.aacc.edu/tutoring/file/skimming.pdf

Citation What is passive reading?
What is active reading?
Why is active reading better than passive reading? Give an example.
Give 5 tips on how to become an active reader.
Why would you use skimming?
Define scanning.
How would you find the main idea of a paragraph?
List the 3 types of supporting details.
Having a positive attitude toward reading is an example of ______
If you are easily distracted, you are a _____ reader.
Quiz *every right answer equals to one point
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