Want to be a better reader? Good readers apply strategies as they read in
order to better understand or comprehend the text. Below is a list of
strategies that really do work. Why not give them a try?
What Good Readers Do......They:
* Think about background knowledge.
* Use the pictures to help predict what will happen in the story.
* Use the pictures and the first letter to figure out an unknown word.
* Reread the sentence (or paragraph) and think about what would
make sense for the "tricky word".
* Skip an unknown word, read to the end of the sentence, and go back
to figure out the unknown word using context clues.
* Reread the sentence and ask: "Does that word look right?","Does it
sound right?",and "Does it make sense?"
* Make a mental picture or visualize as they read.
* Stop, summarize, and clarify what they are reading.
* Make and confirm predictions as they read.
* Ask questions as they read.
* Adjust the reading rate to support their understanding of the text.
* Set the purpose for reading.
* Identify different genres.