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Reading and Thinking Strategies

Before Reading

                                  Think about what prior knowledge I have about the topic.

                                  Examine titles, pictures, captions and key vocabulary.
                                         Predict what the material will be about.
                                  Know why I am reading the material.

During Reading

                  Focus on the material being read.

                                  Modify and make new predictions.

                  Examine text structure.

                                  Apply vocabulary strategies.
                                  Create mental pictures of what I read.

                  Summarize what I've read.

                  Reread what is not clear.

After Reading
                                  Ask myself what I have learned.

                      Evaluate my predictions.

                                  Think about how this connects to my prior knowledge.

                                  Decide how I will remember and use this information.