quick reading of the text, without stopping to
understand unfamiliar words or anything to catch
the main point.
quick read, but more slowly than skimming,
trying to ensure that you know the meaning of
the words and trying to get other ideas besides
the main underlying
Effective readers use pictures, titles, headings, and
text—as well as personal experiences—to make
predictions before they begin to read. Predicting
involves thinking ahead while reading and
anticipating information and events in the text. After
making predictions, students can read through the text
and refine, revise, and verify their predictions.
The strategy of making predictions actively engages
students and connects them to the text by asking them
what they think might occur in the story. Using the
text, students refine, revise, and verify their thinking
This technique involves a preliminary review of the reading material
likely. That review can generate a number of ideas that can help us
decide whether the material in question we find it appropriate and
useful to our purposes and, if so, tell us how to deal with it.
For the application of this technique have several steps, which include:
(a) Asking questions related to the title of the material, trying to
generate hypotheses content.
(b) review the author's name, publication date, and other information
identifying the work or reading material (this in order to verify
whether the material is relevant or not for our purposes of reading or
(c) If a periodical or book, check out the preface or introduction to
search for relevant information.
(d) Review the table of contents, index, appendix, etc.. to form an idea
of the structure of the work (if a book or novel for example).