GOOD READING STRATEGIES Make Predictions· Look at the pictures. (Take a picture walk) · What do you think the book is going to be about? · While reading, revise the predictions or make new ones.
· While you read, imagine a story taking place as if it were a movie.
Ask and Answer Questions
· Before reading, think about the subject based on the title, chapter heads, and visual information.
· While reading, pause and ask questions.
· Look for the answers while reading. Pause and answer your questions.
Retell and Summarize
· During reading, note the main ideas or events.
· At the ends of chapters or sections, review the information or story. Note main ideas or events and the details that support them.
· After reading, retell or summarize the text. Focus on the important points and support them with relevant details.
· Refer to the book to check the retelling or summarization.
Connect the Text to Life Experiences, Other Texts, or Prior Knowledge
· Is the subject familiar? Do the characters resemble familiar people? Have you learned about the concept from school, home, or other experiences?
· Is the style or genre familiar? Does it resemble other texts? Television shows, movies, and games can be considered "texts."