Welcome to SFA Wings ~ Level 2/3!
The Four Core Strategies of a Good Reader
Developed by Success For All Foundation
Active readers do the following:
* make connections, judgements, and evaluations
* recognize when what they are reading is not making sense
* monitor strategy use
* work hard to bring meaning to the text
CLARIFICATION: The reader stops and is able to identify something that he/she doesn't understand when he/she is reading. The reader uses strategies to help him/her clear up the problem that prevents comprehension.
Can you say the word? If not...
* Blend it
* Chunk it
* Look for a base word
* Reread it
Do you know what the word or word part means? If not...
* Use context clues
* Read on
* Use your background knowledge
* Make a mind movie
SUMMARIZATION: The reader is able to retell the main ideas and important events/details in a passage in a concise way and leaves out the less important details. The following are strategies for summarizing:
* After you read a story (narrative text) summarize these parts...
main characters setting (where and when the story takes place)
story problem important events solution and ending
* After you read for information (expository text) use these tools to find main ideas...
* bold print
QUESTIONING: The reader generates his/her own questions about the text then answers his/her questions to increase understanding.
* Question Starters:
What do you predict...?
Do you think...?
PREDICTION: The reader uses prior knowledge and information learned to support what he thinks will happen next in the story.
Narrative Clues : setting events actions character's feelings character's thoughts dialogue
Expository Clues: titles headings bold text captions sidebars pictures
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