2. Before Reading
This stage helps prepare you for what you are about to
Taking the time to use these strategies helps you to
understand the text better when you begin reading.
3. Preview the Text
Read the title along with the headings
Look at the different imagery in the text.
4. Make Predictions
Think about what you saw while previewing, and begin
to think about what the text will be about.
Take a guess on what might happen.
What do you think you might come across while
5. Use Your Prior Knowledge
After you think you
know what the text will
be about think about
what you already know
about the text.
6. Think About the Purpose of the
Think about why the
author may have wrote
What do you think the
author is trying to do
with this text?
Why are you reading this
7. Look For Difficult Words
Before reading it is a good idea to look through the text
for any unfamiliar words.
Try to figure out what these words mean using context
clues. This way when you come across the word while
reading, it doesn’t throw you off track!
9. Think About the Text
Think about what you’re
reading and whether or
not you are
Does it make sense to
Are you understanding
what the author is telling
DON’T JUST READ THE
Think about what you’re
reading and paint a picture in
Where’s this story taking
place? Who’s there? What’s
Answer these questions by
visualizing what’s happening
in the text in your head.
11. Take A Think Break
If you’re taking in a lot of information, stop to think
about what you’ve read so far
Summarize it in your head to help you remember. This
way you don’t have to go back in the text and reread as
12. Don’t Stop Predicting
Just like before you read
the story, continue to
Do you have to adjust
your first prediction?
Your predictions may
change as you read more
information, and that’s
not a bad thing.
13. Find the Answer to Your Questions
As you read, you may become a little bit confused
about something in the text.
Go back and reread parts of the text that confuse you.
Clarifying your questions helps you leave with a better
understanding of the text when you finish reading.
14. Be sure to use do take these steps after reading the text!
15. Look Back Through The Text
Think about whether or
not you understood the
Consider rereading if you
understanding parts of
16. Compare What You Thought Would
Happen to What You Read
Reflect on the text
What did you read?
Were your predictions
17. Summarize what you Read
Write down or talk about what you read.
What were the main points?
Good readers revisit and write/talk about what they
18. Compare With Prior Knowledge
Think about what you
knew prior to reading
Now compare it to what
you read in the text.
What’s something knew
19. Why did the author write the text
Think about why the text was written.
Was it to entertain, to inform, ect.
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