Before I begin reading, it’s a good idea to:
Make some guesses about what I think will happen
in the reading passage.
Look at the pictures to see what the reading is about.
Read the title to see what the reading is about.
Use the title and pictures to help me make guesses
about what will happen in the reading.
Decide on why I am going to read the passage.
Ask myself questions that I would like to have
answered in the reading.
Use my questions and guesses as a reason for reading
Think of what I already know about the things I see in
Think of what the people in the passage might be like.
Think about where the story/passage might be taking
While I’m reading, it’s a good idea to:
Check to see if the passage is making sense by seeing
if I can tell what’s happened so far.
Stop to retell the main points to see if I am under-
standing what has happened so far.
Keep think about the title and the pictures to help me
decide what is going to happen next.
Check to see if I can answer any of the questions I
asked before I started reading.
Check to see if my guesses are right or wrong.
Make a lot of guesses about what is going to
Try to answer the questions I asked myself.
Try to see if my guesses are going to be right or
Keep thinking of what I already know about the things
and ideas in the passage to help me decide what is
going to happen.
Reread some parts or read ahead to see if I can figure
out what is happening if things aren’t making sense.
After I’ve read a passage, it’s a good idea to:
Check to see if I met my purpose for reading the
Retell the main points of the whole passage so I can
check to see if I understood it.
Think about what made me make good or bad
Think about how the passage was like things I already
knew about before I started reading.
Make a list of the things I understood the most.