What Good Readers Do


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What Good Readers Do

  1. 1. What do GOOD readers do? Not what I did!
  2. 2. Good Readers… • Read many different types of materials – Biographies – Books for fun – Magazines – Non-fiction – Even directions!
  3. 3. Before They Read, Good Readers… • Preview the book • Activate their schema • Make predictions
  4. 4. Good Readers Ask These Questions Before They Read • What do I need to know before I read? • What do I already know about this topic? • What is the reason I am reading this text? • What is the author’s purpose? Good Reader BookmarkWhat do I need to know beforeI read? What do I already know about this topic? How is the text organizationgoing to help me?What is the reason I amreading this text?What is the author’s purpose?Am I reading for my ownpleasure? Am I reading for school?Does the title tell me what I amgoing to read about?Are there pictures, graphs,maps, titles, or headings thatcan help me?Can I create a graphicorganizer that will help meorganize the text?
  5. 5. Good Readers Ask These Questions Before They Read • Am I reading for pleasure? • Am I reading for school? • Does the title tell me what I am going to read about? • Are there pictures, graphs, maps, titles, or headings that can help me? • Can I create a graphic organizer that will help me organize the text?
  6. 6. While reading… • Ask questions Good readers are engaged by clarifying what they understand and making meaning out of what they are reading. Why is this happening? What does this mean?
  7. 7. While reading… • Visualize Good readers create pictures in their mind as they read.
  8. 8. While reading… • Draw inferences and predict Good readers take what they already know, gather clues from text, make a judgment, and predict what will happen next.
  9. 9. While reading… • Determine important ideas Good readers focus on essential ideas and important information or key ideas.
  10. 10. While reading… • Synthesize information Good readers combine new information with what they already know to form an original idea.
  11. 11. While reading… • Monitor comprehension and clarify Good readers know when they understand what they read and when they do not, trying to correct the misunderstandings as they come up.
  12. 12. While reading… • Monitor comprehension and clarify Do I need to reread? Are there words I don’t understand? Can I figure them out or can I skip them?
  13. 13. After They Read, Good Readers… • Summarize (Retell) • Think about what they learned • Decide what they liked