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."