Student Reading Strategies
Fun and Interactive strategies you can practice at home!
Ask purposefully and spontaneously ask questions before, during, and after reading.
Ask questions for many reasons:
-speculate about text yet to be read
-determine the authors style, intent, content, or format
-focus attention on specific components of the text
-locate a specific answer in the text
Readers understand that many of the most intriguing questions are not answered explicitly in the text, but are left to the reader's interpretation.
Visualizing ( Creating Mental Images) Fun!
Try creating images to form unique interpretations, clarify thinking, draw conclusions, and enhance understanding.
Use your families Schema or Background Knowledge about a topic at this time.
Engage in rich conversations with many details.
Make predictions about text and confirm or contradict their predictions as they read on.
Use prior knowledge and textual clues to draw conclusions and form unique interpretations of text.
Practice how to infer when the answers to their questions are not explicitly stated in the text.
Create interpretations to enrich and deepen their experience in the text.
- Tell what's important
- In a way that makes sense
- Without telling too much
Capitalize on opportunities to share, recommend, and criticize books that you have read.
Monitor overall meaning, important concepts, and themes in text as they read,
Understanding that your thinking evolves in the process,