In order for students to become engaged with what they're reading, rather than merely calling words, we will learn several critical reading strategies - things that all good readers do while they read. Here are the strategies we will learn this year...
1) making predictions - We make predictions before reading the text or as we read through the text. We say, "I predict..."
2) making connections - We make connections while we're reading. We say, "This reminds me of..." There are three different types of connections: text to self, text to text, and text to world.
3) asking questions - We ask questions while we're reading. We say, "I wonder..." Some of our questions are answered within the text and some are not.
4) visualizing - We visualize while we're reading. We say, "When I read __________, it makes me visualize..."
5) summarizing - We pause throughout our reading. We say, "I summarized...".
6) inferring - We reflect on the text as well as our prior knowledge to make an inference. Inferencing is similar to reading between the lines. We say, "I inferred...".