METACOMPREHENSION STRATEGIES

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

the passage.

 

Think of what I already know about the things I see in

the pictures.

 

Think of what the people in the passage might be like.

 

Think about where the story/passage might be taking

place.

 

 

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

happen next.

 

Try to answer the questions I asked myself.

 

Try to see if my guesses are going to be right or

wrong.

 

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

passage.

 

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

predictions.

 

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.