STRATEGIES OF A GOOD READER
Strategies of a Good Reader
Train Your Brain to Read
How to do a Summary:
- Look for the topic sentence.
- Look for who, what, when, where, why, and how.
- Omit unnecessary information.
- Summary stems:
- This story/paragraph is mostly about…
- The topic sentence is…
- The author is trying to tell me…
Make a PREDICTION when:
- A title is given
- Headings are provided
- The author poses a question in the text
- The text suggests what will be discussed next
- Prediction stems:
- Based on the title, I predict this is going to be about…
- I already know these things about the topic/story…
- I think the next chapter/section will be about…
- Based on… (a clue), I predict…
- Based on what____ said/did, I predict…
VISUALIZE a picture in your mind:
- When I read this, I imagine that…
- As I read, in my mind I see…
Ask TEACHER-LIKE QUESTIONS:
- Who is___?
- What is/does ___?
- When is___?
- Where is___?
- Why is ___ significant?
- Why does ____ happen?
- How do ___ and ___ compare?
- How are ___ and ___ different?
- What is the most important ___?
- What is your opinion of ___?