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Based on the technique lauded at readwritethink.org, this slideshow introduces students to the strategies for nonfiction reading comprehension.

Based on the technique lauded at readwritethink.org, this slideshow introduces students to the strategies for nonfiction reading comprehension.

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  • Getting Around Non-Fiction like Thieves
  • Getting Around…
  • First, look at the “big picture”
    • There are several features that can help you get around your textbook: use them to find information!
  • 1. Table of Contents
    • The Table of Contents is:
      • Located at the front of the book,
      • A list of the ‘big ideas’ and where to find them.
      • grouped into units, chapters, and sections.
    • Use it to:
      • Find the big topics
      • Preview the book
  • 2. Index
    • The index is:
      • Located at the back of the book
      • An alphabetical list of important terms and concepts in the book.
    • Use it to:
      • Look up SPECIFIC terms or concepts.
      • Help decide if a book contains useful information for a topic you’re researching.
  • 3. Glossary
    • The glossary is:
      • Located at the back of the book, before the index.
      • A “mini-dictionary” of important terms and concepts used in the book
    • Use it to:
      • Deepen your understanding as you read
  • Becoming THIEVES
  • What is THIEVES?
    • It is a way to remember the features of a text that can help you:
      • Preview the reading and deepen your understanding of the material
      • Find information quickly and accurately
  • How does it work?
    • Simple: When reading a non-fiction text, you ask yourself KEY QUESTIONS that help you:
      • C onnect with prior knowledge
      • A nticipate the content
      • F ocus on the bigger issue / topic
  • Key Parts
    • T itle
    • H eading
    • I ntroduction
    • E very first sentence
    • V isuals and Vocabulary
    • E nd of Section / Chapter
    • S ummary
  • Title
    • What is the title?
    • What do I already know about this topic?
    • What do I think I will be reading about?
    • What does this topic have to do with what I am studying / researching?
    • Is the title factual, or does it state an opinion?
  • Heading
    • What does this heading tell me I will be reading about?
    • How does the heading connect with the title?
    • How can I turn this heading into a question that is likely to be answered in the text?
  • Introduction
    • Is there an opening paragraph, perhaps italicized?
    • If there is one:
      • What does the introduction tell me I will be reading about - what’s the main idea?
      • Do I know anything about this topic already?
  • Every First Sentence
    • What does the sentence tell me I will be reading about in the paragraph?
    • How does the first sentence connect with the heading?
    • How can I turn this sentence into a question that is likely to be answered in the paragraph?
  • Visuals and Vocabulary
    • Does the chapter include photographs, drawings, maps, charts, or graphs?
        • How do they connect to the text?
        • How do they help me better understand the meaning?
    • Does the chapter include key vocabulary / boldfaced words?
        • Do I know what the boldfaced words mean?
        • Can I tell the meaning of the boldfaced words from the sentences in which they are embedded or should I use the glossary ?
        • Is there a list of key vocabulary terms and definitions?
    • ** Always look up words you don’t know!**
  • End-of-section / chapter
    • What do the questions ask?
    • What information do they emphasize as important?
    • What information do I learn from the questions?
      • Preview the end-of-chapter questions so that you may focus on key information as you read!
  • Summary
    • Is there a brief summary of the chapter, or summary questions?
    • What do I understand and recall about the topics covered in the summary?
    • What are the important facts and ideas emphasized in the summary?