• How to Be an Effective Reader

    Before Reading Strategies

    * Preview the text/ Take a picture walk
    * Ask questions- What do you want to find out?
    * Make predictions

    During Reading Strategies

    * Stop frequently and tell what just happened
    * Make new predictions
    * Ask more questions
    * Make connections (text-to-self, text-to-text, or text-to-world)
    * Visualize
    * Clarify words and meaning
    * Use fix-up strategies: read slowly, reread, read ahead, stop and think
    * Look for information NOT directly stated

    After Reading Strategies

    * Summarize (tell in your own words)
    * Combine ideas
    * Evaluate