Prior Knowledge - Use prereading tasks to help reader make connections
between new knowledge and what is known.
Clues - Use words surrounding unknown word to determine its meaning.
Conclusions - Use written or visual cues to figure out something
that is not directly stated.
|Evaluating - Encourage
reader to form opinions, make judgments, and develop ideas from reading.
- Give a logical guess based on the facts or evidence presented
using prior knowledge to help "read between the lines".
|Skimming/Scanning - Assist
reader in getting specific info from the text. Skimming is reading quickly
to get "gist" of a section. Scanning is reading quickly to locate specific
Aloud - Engage the reader in a metacognitive dialogue about his/her
comprehension of text and the use of reading strategies.