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Comprehension Strategies

 

Before Reading

 

During Reading

 

After Reading

 
Unit 1 Preview the Selection   Make Connections   Recall  
  by looking at the title
and headings to predict what the
selection will be about.
  by relating information that
I already know about the
subject to what I'm reading.
  by summarizing the selection
in writing or out loud
(synthesis).
 
Unit 2 Activate Prior Knowledge   Interact with Text   Evaluate  
  by looking at the title,
headings, pictures, and
graphics to decide what
I know about this topic.
  by identifying the main idea
and supporting details.
  by searching the selection to
determine how the
author used evidence to reach
conclusions (analysis).
 
Unit 3 Set a Purpose   Clarify Understanding   Respond  
  by using the title and headings
to write questions that I can
answer while I am reading.
  by using photographs, charts,
and other graphics to help me
understand what I'm reading.
  by drawing logical
conclusions about the topic
(making inferences).
 
Unit 4 Preview the Selection   Make Connections   Recall  
  by looking at the photographs,
illustrations, captions, and
graphics to predict what the
selection will be about.
  by comparing my
experiences with what
I'm reading (analogies).
  by using the headings to
question myself about what
I read.
 
Unit 5 Activate Prior Knowledge   Interact with Text   Evaluate  
  by reading the introduction
and/or summary to decide
what I know about this topic.
  by identifying how the text
is organized (cause/effect;
compare/contrast; problem/
solution; question/answer;
sequence of events).
  by forming a judgment
about whether the selection
was objective or biased.
 
Unit 6 Set a Purpose   Clarify Understanding   Respond  
  by skimming the selection to
decide what I want to know
about this subject.
  by deciding whether the
information I'm reading
is fact or opinion.
  by forming my own opinion
about what I've read
(synthesis).
 
 

 

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