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The Big 6 Reading Comprehension Strategies

This presentation will be used to introduce and review the 6 essential reading comprehension strategies to students on my first grade classroom.

Kristin McDonald

on 11 July 2013

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Transcript of The Big 6 Reading Comprehension Strategies

The Big 6
Comprehension Strategies to help you
better understand what you are reading
ask questions
monitor and clarify
make connections
Good readers are always thinking about what they read and when they get confused, they stop and check for understanding.
Good readers can explain what they read. For fiction texts, they can identify the setting, characters, problem and solution. For non-fiction texts they can identify the topic, details and main idea.
Good readers make connections to texts that they are reading.
A text-to-self connection is when you think about how the text reminds you of your own life.
A text-to-text connection is when you think about how two texts are similar and make comparisons between them.
A text-to-world connection is when you think about how the text reminds you of something you have learned about through television, movies, magazines and newspapers.
Good readers ask questions before, during and after reading. Our question sentence starter is "I am wondering..." Important question words are who, what, where, when, why and how.
Good readers use their five senses during reading to create movies in the mind. Visualizing allows you to feel like you are inside the book.
Good readers make predictions before and during reading. A prediction is when you say what you think the text will be about or what will happen next. In order to make predictions we use our schema, the words from the text, pictures from the text and the title of the text.
Let's Review The Sensational Six...
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