Reading strategies

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Agenda: September
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Day 1
Bell Ringer: True or False?
◦ If you forget your SSR book, you can go get it from your
locker.
◦ You may share a pillow with a friend.
◦ You must complete an SSR journal prompt every cycle.
◦ Journal responses can be as long or as short as you
want.
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SSR
Where I’m From grades
6 Active Reading Strategies
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Notes
Practice with The Maze Runner
Start homework
What are those voices in your head saying as you read a book?
Why is it important to use reading
strategies?
Keep your mind focused on what you’re
reading
 Help you better understand what you’re
reading
 Help you connect personally to what
you’re reading
 Help you remember what you’re reading
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VISUALIZE
Good readers create pictures in their minds
while they read.
 Imagine the characters, action, and setting
of the text.
 Use your senses to activate the “movie” in
your head
◦ I can picture…
◦ The movie in my head shows…
◦ I can taste/hear/smell/feel the…
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QUESTION
Good readers ask questions, before, during,
and after reading.
 Ask questions of the author, yourself, and the
text.
◦ What do I already know about this topic?
◦ How would I feel if this happened to me?
◦ Why did…?
◦ Who is…?
◦ What would happen if…?
◦ Why did the author include this information?
 See if the text answers your questions.
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CLARIFY
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Clarify means to make CLEAR
Good readers pause and reread if they are feeling
confused.
Ask yourself… Can I explain to someone else what I just
read? If not:
Look up confusing words or ask for help
◦ Oh, I get it . . .
◦ Now I understand . . .
◦ This makes sense now . . .
◦ No, I think it means . . .
◦ At first I thought (fill in the detail), but now I think . . .
◦ This part is really saying . . .
CONNECT
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Good readers find connections between the
text and…
◦ Their lives
◦ Other books, movies, or songs
◦ Events, people, or issues in the world
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That reminds me of…
This made me think of…
I read another book that…
I saw a movie that also…
I remember when…
I can relate to this character’s feelings because…
PREDICT
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Guess what will happen next
Your prediction should be based on evidence
from the book
Read to confirm or revise your prediction.
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I predict that…
I bet that…
I think that…
Since this happened (fill in detail), then I bet the
next thing that is going to happen is…
◦ Reading this part makes me think that this (fill in
detail) is about to happen.
EVALUATE
Form opinions about the story both as you
read and when you finish.
 JUDGE the author, characters, and plot
◦ This is good/bad because…
◦ This is hard because…
◦ I like/don’t like how the author…
◦ I like/don’t like this character because…
◦ I like/don’t like this part because…
◦ My favorite part so far is…
◦ My opinion of the ending is…
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VISUALIZE: The Maze Runner
◦ I can picture…
◦ The movie in my head shows…
◦ I can taste/hear/smell/feel the…
QUESTION: The Maze Runner
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What do I already know about this topic?
Why did…?
Who is…?
What would happen if…?
How would I feel if this happened to me?
Why would the author include this
information?
CLARIFY: The Maze Runner
Were there any parts of this passage that
confused you the first time you read it?
 Are there any words or phrases that
you’re not sure about?
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CONNECT: The Maze Runner
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That reminds me of…
This made me think of…
I read another book that…
I saw a movie that also…
I remember when…
I can relate to this character’s feelings
because…
PREDICT: The Maze Runner
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I predict that…
I bet that…
I think that…
Since this happened (fill in detail), then I bet
the next thing that is going to happen is…
◦ Reading this part makes me think that this (fill
in detail) is about to happen.
EVALUATE: The Maze Runner
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This is good/bad because…
This is hard because…
I like/don’t like how the author…
I like/don’t like this character because…
I like/don’t like this part because…
My favorite part so far is…
My opinion of the ending is…
Closure
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Pick two reading strategies and define
them with your partner.
Bell Ringer: Matching
1. Making educated guesses about what
will happen next
A. Clarify
2. Picturing the plot, characters, and
setting in your head
B. Visualize
3. Asking questions about the author,
text, and yourself before, during, and
after reading
C. Connect
4. Relating the story to your life,
movies, songs, issues in the world
D. Question
5. Forming opinions/judgments about
characters, plot, or the author
E. Predict
6. Stopping when you are confused to
reread or look up a word you don’t
know
F. Evaluate
Agenda: September 11th Day 2
Bell Ringer (reading strategies matching)
 SSR
 Finish Maze Runner examples
 Reading Strategies practice scenarios with
partner
 On your own: Practice with The Hunger
Games
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