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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
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