Before You Read
Before You Read You Can:
- Look at the table of contents and chapter and section headings to get an idea about the structure of the book.
- Make a prediction about the book after skimming the title, chapter headings, and illustrations.
- Think about what you already know about the topic.
- Ask questions you want answered while reading.
- Know your purpose for reading.
- Reading strategies are like keys. They help unlock meaning in text.
While You Read
While You Read You Can:
- Re-read sentences and paragraphs you don't understand.
- Figure out the meanings of words you don't know.
- Read any headings, subheadings, and captions - don't skip them!
- Look carefully at any charts, graphs, pictures, and maps.
- Form pictures in your mind about what you are reading.
- Think about whether your first predictions were correct.
- Make new predictions.
- Think about what you are learning while you read.
- Make connections between what you are reading and what you already know.
When You See A Word You Don't Know
When You See A Word You Don't Know, You Can:
- Re-read the sentence or paragraph to see if other words provide clues about the word's meaning.
- See if the word has a prefix, suffix, or root you know.
- See if any pictures on the page provide meaningful clues.
- Think of another word that would make sense in the sentence.
- Look the word up in a dictionary or thesaurus.
- Ask someone the word's meaning.
After You Read
After You Read You Can:
- Think about what you learned while reading.
- Decide which information was important.
- Apply the information you learned while reading.
- Summarize the text or retell the story.
- Connect what you learned to something you already knew or an earlier experience.
Dimensions: 22"H x 17"W
Grade Level: 4-9
- 4 Posters
- 4 Reproducible activity sheets
- Teacher's guide
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