Strategies that Work
Reading is Thinking and Reading is Strategic
Relating Text to Readers
Constructing meaning basically refers to "building knowledge and promoting understanding." (P. 15). It's the readers who make the story. Readers take the words off the page and give it meaning, often relating it back to their own lives. Many times schools are actually teaching literature in the wrong way. Instead of ASKING the questions we should be fostering their young minds by having them ask US.
They must also be able to monitor themselves. This is very important because there may not always be a teacher or a parent around to help them.
Types of Readers
Aware learners/readers: see meaning but may not have strategies to solve problems.
Strategic learners/readers: Use strategies and can monitor themselves.
Reflective learners/readers: Are very skilled readers.