Reading Strategies Introduction


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An overview of reading strategies for a grade 6 reading course. Uses the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio for examples.

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Reading Strategies Introduction

  1. 1. Reading Strategies What is a strategy?
  2. 2. • Readers use strategies to help them better understand what they read. Why?
  3. 3. • Before • During • After You read. When?
  4. 4. Here are a few…
  5. 5. • What: The reader knows why a text was written AND why they are reading it. • When: Before, During • Example: The author’s purpose in writing Wonder was to entertain and inform. Over the summer our purpose was to be entertained and informed because we would have a test on it. Having a Purpose
  6. 6. • What: The reader makes a guess about what a story will be about or what will happen next based on prior knowledge and evidence in the text. • When: Before, During, After • Example: I predict that August and Jack will stay friends because they went through a lot together and they are still friends. Predicting
  7. 7. • What: The reader uses prior knowledge and evidence from the text to make a guess or draw a conclusion about what is happening in the text. • When: Before, During, After • Example: A reader might infer that August is feeling sad if he is crying and his dog just died, even if they author does not say “August is sad”. Inferring
  8. 8. • What: The reader compares something in the story to his/her life, another book, or the world • When: Before, During • Example: The book Wonder reminds me of the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid because they both take place in a school. Connecting
  9. 9. • What: The reader asks and answers questions (where, when, why, what, how)to gain a better understanding of the text. • When: Before, During, After • Example: Why does Julian do mean things to August? Questioning
  10. 10. • What: The reader makes a picture in their mind using details in the text. • When: Before, During, After • Example: Based on the narrator’s description of Daisy, August’s dog, I think that she looks like this… Visualizing
  11. 11. • What: The reader tells the most important parts in their own words. • When: During, After • Example: The book Wonder is about a boy named August who’s face is disfigured. He goes to school for the first time and must learn how to make friends. Some of the other students bully August, but he does not change who he is. At the end of the story, August receives the kindness award and has many friends. Summarizing
  12. 12. • What: The reader makes a judgment about a text and supports it with reasons and evidence • When: Before, During, After • Example: After finishing Wonder I think that the book was great. I loved how the author used different narrator’s because I enjoyed seeing other perspectives, especially Jack Will’s perspective. I was interested to find out how he would explain the “Halloween Incident”. Overall, I thought it was a great book. Evaluating