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High School South, 650 Westerly Parkway, 814-231-5020 High School North, 653 Westerly Parkway, 814-231-1111

Good Reader Strategies
  • Have clear goals for their reading
  • Look over the text before reading
  • Activate prior knowledge
  •  Make predictions
  • Use meaning and expect the text to make sense
  •  Understand whether or not comprehension is occurring
  •  Makes connections: text to self, text to text, text to world
  •  Create visual images
  •  Uses text features (pictures, headings, boldface type)
  •  Draw inferences, conclusions
  •  Ask questions as they read
  •  Read different kinds of texts, differently:
  •         In narrative, attend to characters and plot
  •         In expository, construct and revise summaries
  •         Skim and scan to recheck information
  •         Can locate information
  •         Adjust rate to match the demands of the text
  •  Identify important ideas and words
  •  Consciously shift strategies: retell, summarize, synthesize
  •  Use a variety of fix-up strategies:
  •         Read on
  •         Backtrack
  •         Seek context clues
  •         Make substitutions
  •         Look at word parts: beginnings, endings, chunks

© Linda Hoyt, adapted from the work of Pearson, Duke (1999)
Good Reader Strategies
Last Modified on August 28, 2011