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    Before reading strategies Before reading strategies Presentation Transcript

    • Get Ready to Read!
      Actions Readers Take to Get Ready to Read
    • Journal Heading for Today
      Before Reading Actions 8/22/11
      T-P-S :
    • Think-Pair-Share
      THINK-Think to yourself about the actions you take to get ready to read any kind of text. Write down 2 things in your journal.
      PAIR-Share your thinking with your table group. Add 1 idea
      SHARE-Add 2 more ideas to your list
    • BR Action #1-Set a Purpose
      What is It?
      Deciding why you are reading a particular story or article.
      Why is it important?
      Knowing why you are reading affects HOW you read.
      Helps you pay attention to what’s important.
      How do I do it?
      Think about what and why.
      Look at title, headings, and pictures to decide
    • BR Action #2-Make a prediction
      What is It?
      Deciding what a story is about or what you think you will learn.
      Why is it important?
      Helps you to set a purpose for reading.
      Helps you pay attention to what’s important.
      How do I do it?
      Look at title, headings, and pictures to make a prediction
    • BR Action #3-Previewing
      What is It?
      Scanning over a piece of text before you read.
      Why is it important?
      Helps you to get an idea of how the story is put together (text structure) and/or possible obstacles to your reading.
      How do I do it?
      Flip through the story and look for chapter titles, pictures, headings, maps, charts, graphs, bolded words or words that stand out to you.
    • BR Action #4-Activating Background Knowledge (BK)
      What is It?
      Pulling out your mental file folder on what you already know about a topic, author, or genre.
      Why is it important?
      Helps you to connect to the story and makes it easy to learn new information.
      How do I do it?
      Use the title, headings/subheadings, summary, pictures to bring up any prior knowledge.
      If you have no background knowledge, you can read a book about the topic or watch a video clip.
    • BR Action #5-Text Structure
      What is It?
      How a story or article is put together.
      Why is it important?
      Helps you to sequence and organize information
      How do I do it?
      Look for particular features for fiction-setting, characters, plot, problem, solution that match a certain kind of fiction
      Look for particular features for nonfiction-headings/subheadings, photos, maps, charts, captions, etc. Also look at how the piece is written (Cause/Effect, Sequence, Problem/Solution, etc.)