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Key Reading Strategies


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Reading strategies
Mr. Klingensmith's class

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Key Reading Strategies

  1. 1. 13 Key Reading Strategies Skilled readers do these things—that's why they're skilled!
  2. 2. 1. Making good choices Know your strengths and weaknesses and choose your books accordingly.
  3. 3. 2. Connecting Link to things you already know about this topic; connect to similar things in your experience.
  4. 4. 3. Questioning Ask questions to give your reading purpose and direction.
  5. 5. 4. Predicting Make some quick guesses about what you'll be reading.
  6. 6. 5. Reading with the right level of detail Change your reading style based on what you're reading.
  7. 7. 6. Monitoring comprehension Stop! Pay attention! Do you understand what you're reading?
  8. 8. 7. Fixing broken comprehension If you don't understand what you're reading, don't just sit there. DO SOMETHING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM!
  9. 9. 8. Developing fluency Read smoothly and with expression; group words into chunks of meaning.
  10. 10. 9. Visualizing Picture the scene in your mind.
  11. 11. 10. Manipulating information Summarize, categorize, prioritize, synthesize and organize information on your mental hard drive.
  12. 12. 11. Going below the surface Look beyond the words. Why are things happening? What could it mean?
  13. 13. 12. Building vocabulary The more words you know, the more you'll understand of what you read.
  14. 14. 13. Navigating text Learn where to find everything you need in your book.
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