• DETERMINE NEW LEARNING
• ASK QUESTIONS
• CONNECT INFORMATION
• IDENTIFY IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• THINK about what makes SENSE
• PUT into your own WORDS what you have already read
• WRITE down any new VOCABULARY words
• WRITE down any new INFORMATION
• WHAT do you THINK about as you read this information?
• WHAT is the AUTHOR trying to tell you?
• Have you DISCOVERED anything NEW?
• Do YOU UNDERSTAND the information?
• Are any of YOUR PREDICTIONS correct?
• What other QUESTIONS do YOU need to ask?
• VISUALIZE the PEOPLE, PLACES, AND
EVENTS you are reading about
• IMAGINE talking with the AUTHOR
• What CHARACTERS, IDEAS, and CONCEPTS
do you CONNECT with? (What is familiar to
• What is the IMPORTANT INFORMATION?
• Does it make SENSE?
• Are there any WORDS you do not UNDERSTAND?
• Are there any QUESTIONS that have not been
• After READING the information…
• ASK QUESTIONS
• SHARE NEW LEARNING
• IDENTIFY MAIN IDEA
• SUMMARIZE INFORMATION
• REVIEW your PREDICTIONS/ WHAT was RIGHT?
• REVIEW your QUESTIONS/ WERE they ANSWERED?
• WHAT did you NOT UNDERSTAND?
• HOW did you FIX the PROBLEM? / DID you have to
READ it AGAIN?
• TALK ABOUT the NEW INFORMATION you have
• WRITE or SPEAK ABOUT a topic related to the new
• WHAT is the MAIN IDEA of the information you just read?
• How did you get that answer?
• How does the information RELATE to what you already
• What PICTURE did the AUTHOR paint in your HEAD?
• OUTLINE the TEXT
• EVALUATE the QUALITY of the information
• SUMMARIZE the most IMPORTANT parts of the
• Bursuck, W. & Damer, M., Teaching Reading to Students Who Are at Risk or Have
Disabilities, A Multi-Tier Approach
Strategies Chart, Retrieved from
April 1, 2015