Active Reading Strategies Improving Comprehension
Do you think about what you read?  As you read silently, think about the 5 Reading Strategies:
5 Active Reading Strategies: 2.  Visualize   3.  Predict 4.  Connect 5.  Respond <ul><li>Question </li></ul>
1.  Question what you read Resources:   Comprehension Strategy Poster Good Reader Strategy Poster ERT (Everyone Reads To) ...
1.  Question what you read <ul><li>What questions come to your mind? </li></ul>
1.  Question what you read <ul><li>Why do the characters act as they do? </li></ul>
1.  Question what you read <ul><li>Who tells the story? </li></ul>
1.  Question what you read <ul><li>What causes events to happen? </li></ul>
1.  Question what you read <ul><li>When does the action peak or climax? </li></ul>
2.  Visualize Hmm…what do I see?
2.  Visualize <ul><li>Create a picture in your mind </li></ul>
2.  Visualize <ul><li>Make use of similes, metaphors, allusions </li></ul>It was like... She was  as...
3.  Predict I predict…
3.  Predict <ul><li>What do you think will happen?  Prove it! </li></ul>Resources:  Anticipation Guides ,  Anticipation Te...
3.  Predict <ul><li>Foreshadowing (clues) </li></ul>
3.  Predict <ul><li>Red Herring (false clues) </li></ul>
4.  Connect
4.  Connect <ul><li>Text to Self </li></ul><ul><li>Bring your own experiences to the story. </li></ul>Resources:   Text to...
4.  Connect <ul><li>Text to Text </li></ul><ul><li>Make connections with other literature, movies, etc. </li></ul>Resource...
4.  Connect <ul><li>Text to Real  </li></ul><ul><li>World </li></ul><ul><li>This reminds me of… </li></ul>Resource:   Text...
5.  Respond
5. Respond <ul><li>What does the story say to you? </li></ul>Resources:   Response Journal   Strategy:   Use sticky notes ...
5. Respond <ul><li>What is the mood of the story? </li></ul>
5. Respond <ul><li>What is the theme of the story? </li></ul>The BIG Picture
5. Respond <ul><li>What are the internal and external conflicts? </li></ul>
5. Respond <ul><li>What is the tone of the story? </li></ul>
5. Respond <ul><li>What literal meanings are in the story? </li></ul>
5. Respond <ul><li>What symbols are in the story? </li></ul>
As you read silently, think about the 5 Reading Strategies: 2 .  Visualize   3.  Predict 4.  Connect 5.  Respond <ul><li>Q...
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Reading Strategies

  1. 1. Active Reading Strategies Improving Comprehension
  2. 2. Do you think about what you read? As you read silently, think about the 5 Reading Strategies:
  3. 3. 5 Active Reading Strategies: 2. Visualize 3. Predict 4. Connect 5. Respond <ul><li>Question </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1. Question what you read Resources: Comprehension Strategy Poster Good Reader Strategy Poster ERT (Everyone Reads To) created by Greg Byers from Teaching
  5. 5. 1. Question what you read <ul><li>What questions come to your mind? </li></ul>
  6. 6. 1. Question what you read <ul><li>Why do the characters act as they do? </li></ul>
  7. 7. 1. Question what you read <ul><li>Who tells the story? </li></ul>
  8. 8. 1. Question what you read <ul><li>What causes events to happen? </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1. Question what you read <ul><li>When does the action peak or climax? </li></ul>
  10. 10. 2. Visualize Hmm…what do I see?
  11. 11. 2. Visualize <ul><li>Create a picture in your mind </li></ul>
  12. 12. 2. Visualize <ul><li>Make use of similes, metaphors, allusions </li></ul>It was like... She was as...
  13. 13. 3. Predict I predict…
  14. 14. 3. Predict <ul><li>What do you think will happen? Prove it! </li></ul>Resources: Anticipation Guides , Anticipation Template
  15. 15. 3. Predict <ul><li>Foreshadowing (clues) </li></ul>
  16. 16. 3. Predict <ul><li>Red Herring (false clues) </li></ul>
  17. 17. 4. Connect
  18. 18. 4. Connect <ul><li>Text to Self </li></ul><ul><li>Bring your own experiences to the story. </li></ul>Resources: Text to Self Worksheet
  19. 19. 4. Connect <ul><li>Text to Text </li></ul><ul><li>Make connections with other literature, movies, etc. </li></ul>Resources: Text to Text Worksheet
  20. 20. 4. Connect <ul><li>Text to Real </li></ul><ul><li>World </li></ul><ul><li>This reminds me of… </li></ul>Resource: Text to Real World Worksheet
  21. 21. 5. Respond
  22. 22. 5. Respond <ul><li>What does the story say to you? </li></ul>Resources: Response Journal Strategy: Use sticky notes to respond
  23. 23. 5. Respond <ul><li>What is the mood of the story? </li></ul>
  24. 24. 5. Respond <ul><li>What is the theme of the story? </li></ul>The BIG Picture
  25. 25. 5. Respond <ul><li>What are the internal and external conflicts? </li></ul>
  26. 26. 5. Respond <ul><li>What is the tone of the story? </li></ul>
  27. 27. 5. Respond <ul><li>What literal meanings are in the story? </li></ul>
  28. 28. 5. Respond <ul><li>What symbols are in the story? </li></ul>
  29. 29. As you read silently, think about the 5 Reading Strategies: 2 . Visualize 3. Predict 4. Connect 5. Respond <ul><li>Question </li></ul>

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