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Reading Resources

Comprehension Strategies Used By Good Readers

Infer - Good readers look for clues to draw conclusions, make predictions, and more.

Importance - Good readers identify important details

Visualize - Good readers create "brain movies" as they are reading.

Schema - Good readers make connections to things they already know.

Monitor - Good readers check their own understanding while reading.

Questions - Good readers ask questions before, during, and after reading.

Summarize - Good readers retell or "put it all together" in their own words.

 

Identifying Unknown Words

1.  Get your mouth reader for the beginning sound.

2. Look for "chunks" you already know within the word.

3. Read through the end of the sentence to see if that helps you figure out the word.  Come back to the word when you know it.

4. Reread the entire sentence.

5. Did it sound right?  Does it look right?  Did it make sense?

6.  Still don't know?  Ask for help?

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