reading and re-reading to develop fluency, the ability to read for
understanding and with expression.
do I know?
do I want to know?
will the text tell me--will it give me the evidence I
did I learn? (notes /summary/report)
out the main idea and jog your own experiences.
subheadings, Titles, Captions, charts, graphs, maps, bold
or italicized words;
use glossary, dictionary, word parts (affixes and base words) to
find meaning. If no words are emphasized,
the text (fast read) and highlight vocabulary
as well as get the main idea of the text.
the questions at the end
of the unit,
chapter, text to set a purpose for reading.
there are no questions, skim
the text, headings, subheadings and ask your own
With questions in your mind, your mind searches for evidence to
answer the questions.
the text a section at a time to find the
idea, supporting details, and answers to
reading a section, cover up the information and
the information to yourself--did you
If not, go back and reread.
notes in your own words on main idea, supporting details,
vocabulary, and answers to
and pictures with labels.
so you don't need to go back later; always
new and specific vocabulary
pronouns like it, they, one, this,
in your notes to learn the terms related to the main idea.
to yourself, your community, and the world. For
___________ reminds me of _________.
_________ in (a movie, the news, by my house) and _____(tell about
wonder if ___________.
is like what happened here when _______.
also has a ___________.
Do you understand?
did you learn
that was new? What did you learn that was
than you thought?
Revise your ideas.
in your own words to explain what you understand
the main ideas and supporting details to answer your questions.
Use this information and your notes to write your report, essay,
poster, presentation, web page, etc.
to see if you can provide specific
vocabulary and details
to support the main