Student Reading Strategies

Fun and Interactive strategies you can practice at home!


Questioning helps children activate and organize their thinking and learning in order to answer a specific question.

Ask purposefully and spontaneously ask questions before, during, and after reading.

Ask questions for many reasons:

-clarify meaning

-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!

Many students close their eyes while listening to a story to create a mental image in their mind.

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.


Readers determine meanings of unknown words by using their schema, paying attention to textual and picture clues, REREADING, AND ENGAGING IN CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHERS.

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.


Readers retell what they have read as a way of synthesizing.

- 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,

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