What Do Good Readers Do?
Good readers use many strategies to comprehend what they are reading. In our class students will be exposed to different types of fiction and non-fiction materals. It is essential that they use reading strategies to help them build their comprehension skills.
Predict : As you are reading try to figure out what is going to happen next. Use text to help you decide what will happen next-confirm as you read.
Clarify : Ask questions, reread, restate and visualize to make text more comprehensible.
Use Context Clues : Use words surrounding unknown word to determine its meaning.
Draw Conclusions : Use written or visual cues to figure out something that is not directly stated.
Infer: Give a logical guess based on the facts or evidence presented using prior knowledge to help "read between the lines".
Restate : Retell, shorten, or summarizes the meaning of the story in your own words.
Set a Purpose : Ask yourself “Why am I reading this?” Are you reading for enjoyment or information.
Monitor/Clarify : Ask yourself if what your reading makes sense. If you don't understand something, reread, look at the illustrations, or read ahead.
Question : Ask yourself questions about important ideas in the story. If you cannot answer these questions reread and search for the answers in the text.
Evaluate : Think about how the author made you feel while reading the story and form your own opinion about what you read.
Summarize : Organize and restate information, usually in written form. Think about the events in the story and the order in which they occurred.