Reading Strategies for Word Solving
- Look at the picture. Think, “What would make sense?”
- Really look and try to chunk the word (look for parts you know)
- Think about what else you can try to solve a tricky word
- Think about the story-what would make sense?
- Reread the sentence often if you need to and think- what would sound right?
Reading Strategies for Understanding a Story
- Visualize- make mental pictures in your head about the story.
- Monitor- Stop and think, “Does this make sense?”
- Go Back- If you find that it doesn’t make sense, revisit that part and stop to think again to make sure that you are understanding the story.
- Summarize: Think in your head what is happening in the story so far…what is this mostly about?
- Make Connections: Stop briefly to connect- “This reminds me of…” or “I read something like this before in…”
- Use Prior Knowledge- use what you know about something already to enhance your thinking about a story
- Talk about it- hold a conversation with someone about what was read from the story!
- Revisit! It’s okay to go back into a story to find something out!
- Self-Question: Stop to give yourself a purpose for reading by asking good questions during reading.
- Enjoy what you read! Find a topic or a special author that reaches out to you! Find that special author or series and stick with it!