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Strategies to Support Reading: Reading Strategy Steps

Reading Strategy Steps

Reading Strategy Steps

  • Before reading, preview and skim through the article or section of the book. Skimming gives an overall picture of the information in the book. Pay attention to text features like: glossaries, charts, graphs, etc.
  • Make connections to the reading. Use prior knowledge.
  • Highlight key sentences and facts. Highlighting helps with focus and remembering details.
  • Annotate notes in the margins. If writing in the book is not an option, use post-it notes to accomplish the same result as annotating on the page.
  • Read aloud. Hearing written text aloud increases involvement with the material.
  • Ask questions before reading and during reading. What do I think I will be reading about? What do I want to know/learn? Do I know what I read? Do I understand/comprehend what I am reading? Do I agree/disagree with the author? What else do I want to know/learn? During and after reading, summarize what was read.