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Grade 4 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.