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Reading Strategies

Taken from: 7 Keys to Comprehension: How to Help Your Kids Read It and Get It! (Susan Zimmermann, Chryse Hutchins)

7 keys:

1. Create mental images

   * visual
   * auditory
   * sensory
   * emotionally involved

2. Use background knowledge

3. Ask questions

   * before
   * during
   * after
   * predictions

4. Make inferences

   * predictions
   * answers to questions
   * draw conclusions
   * interpret

5. Determine the most important ideas or themes

   * distinguish between important and unimportant information

6. Synthesise information

   * track thinking as it evolves

7. Use "fix-up" strategies

   * awareness of when I understand and do not understand
   * skipping ahead
   * rereading
   * asking questions
   * using the dictionary
   * reading aloud

Subpages (1): background knowledge
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