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Reading Strategies

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Kara Koloski

on 26 June 2013

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Transcript of Reading Strategies

Goal: to become a better reader
Imagine what the characters, scenery and actions might look like. Create pictures in your mind. This will help you comprehend what you are reading.

For example: I can picture...

How can they help me?
Is it hard for you to understand what you have read?
Does it take you a long time read?
Do you often forget what you have read?
Do you lose focus when reading?
These strategies can help!
Making Connections
Good readers notice pieces of the text that remind them of things.
Text to Self: their lives, past experiences
Text to Text: other books, movies, songs, articles
Text to World: events, people, issues

For example: This reminds me of...
Context Clues
Ask Questions
Good readers ask questions before, during and after reading to better understand the text.

For example: What is the author trying to say?
Restating the main ideas of the text in YOUR OWN WORDS.
Think about what you are reading and fix up any mix-ups. Pause, rewind, and read again.
Making Predictions
Predicting involves more than just guessing what happens next.

Good readers find evidence from the text to support their hunches.
This strategy helps you become familiar with the contents of what you are about to read and activates your prior knowledge.

The T.H.I.E.V.E.S Method is a helpful tool to remind you what to preview.
When you come across an unfamiliar word, look for clues around the word to help you figure out its meaning.
Example: I think...will happen...because...
*Good readers are not always fast readers.
What you know
+ Clues from the story
What you infer
Identify Text Structure
This refers to how the information is organized. Recognizing text structure helps you focus attention on key concepts and monitor your comprehension as you read.
These strategies can help you achieve that goal!
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