Sq4 R Method Example


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The SQ4R method of reading is a tried and true method that is always useful. In this presentation you will learn why you should use this method and how to apply it effectively.I would like to thank my students for assisting with this presentation.

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Sq4 R Method Example

  1. 1. The SQ4R Method<br />Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” <br />-- John Locke (English philosopher)<br />
  2. 2. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.<br />8 - 2<br />Active Reading Strategies<br />Commit to the reading process.<br />Create a mindset that reflects your intentions.<br />Create a plan of action.<br />Read with a pencil in your hand.<br />Use knowledge of writing structures and organizational patterns.<br />Distinguish between factual knowledge and procedural knowledge.<br />Learn how to read and interpret graphic materials.<br />Use all available resources: textbook materials and website materials, supplementary videos, computer software, study guides, tutors, and study groups.<br />
  3. 3. The Steps of SQ4R<br />Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.<br />8 - 3<br />
  4. 4. Contemporary Information Processing Model<br />LONG-TERM<br />MEMORY<br />WORKING<br />MEMORY<br />schema<br />schema<br />Central <br />Executive<br />Sensory <br />Input<br />from the<br />Physical<br />World<br />5 senses<br />SENSORY<br />MEMORY <br />SHORT-<br />TERM<br />MEMORY<br />schema<br />schema<br />Output<br />
  5. 5. The Steps of SQ4R<br />Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.<br />8 - 5<br />
  6. 6. Survey<br />Survey the chapter contents<br />Surveying is the process of previewing or skimming to get an overview.<br />Surveying:<br /> -enhances motivation and interest<br /> -gets the reading process going<br /> -creates a positive mindset to learn<br /> -helps you set goals and plan time<br />
  7. 7. Highlighting Strategies<br />Completely highlight the topic sentence.<br />Highlight only key words in important details.<br />Discussion Points:<br />Highlighting draws your attention to important information in sentences.<br />Highlighting reduces how much information you need to study and review.<br />Excessive highlighting defeats the purpose.<br />
  8. 8. Question<br />Ask questions before, during, and after reading the material.<br />Create questions from headings and subheadings of a textbook.<br />What do you wonder about after your survey?<br />Review the end of chapter questions.<br />
  9. 9. Use Bloom’s Taxonomy Questions to Predict, Write, and Answer Questions<br />Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.<br />8 - 9<br />
  10. 10. Read<br />Adjust your rate of reading<br />Slow down when you find challenging passages<br />Speed up on the easier passages.<br />
  11. 11. Record<br />Record the answers to your questions in complete sentences.<br />
  12. 12. Recite<br />Recite the important points<br />Say the answers that you wrote in complete sentences OUT LOUD!!!<br />
  13. 13. Review<br />Conduct immediate and ongoing review<br />Immediate<br />Look Away Technique<br />Ongoing<br />Create a 7-day learning cycle<br />Create Visual Maps, outlines, summaries, and flash cards.<br />