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Reading strategies

  1. 1. ReadingStrategies
  2. 2. 1) Preview the textRead the title:My Fat GirlfriendIt is symbolic and descriptive.
  3. 3. 2) ContextualizingPlace the text in a cultural and historical context.Is it in the past, present or future?Can the events happen is any culture or only a specific one?
  4. 4. 3) Questioning tocomprehend better Ask yourself questions as you read each paragraph Ask questions about the main ideas Example: Who is narrating the story? What conflict is presented? What is the tone of the narrator? (mad, sad, happy, anxious, etc)
  5. 5. 4) Reflecting on your ownbeliefs and values As you read, think about how the text challenges your own view of the world. Do you agree with the author? What would have you done if you were part of that event?
  6. 6. 5) Summarizing Create an outline first Summarize the main ideas in your own words Write down any important information you found in the text
  7. 7. 6) Evaluate and Argument After you read, you must argue in favor or against the text If you are in favor, it means you support the content and accept it as true If you are against, you must claim your choice with evidence (facts, examples, statistics, reliable sources)
  8. 8. 7) Comparing and ContrastingIt is recommended that you compare the text with others concerning the same issues.

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