Use Decoding Skills to Figure Out Longer Words • I don’t know this word. I’ll try blending sounds. • This word is unfamiliar. I’ll look for prefixes and suffixes. • I will look for smaller words in this big word. • I don’t know this word, but it looks like__.
Re-read to Clear Up Confusion • I don’t remember this character. I will go back and review. • I am confused. I’ll go back to find the answer. • My mind started to wander. I better read this page over.
Make and Confirm Predictions • I predict that_____. • Reading this part makes me think that _____. • I wonder if _______. • At first I thought _______ but now ___________.
Ask Yourself Good Questions as You Read • Why did______? • What’s this part about? • What would happen if ____? • Who is ______? • What does this section mean? • How does this story compare with others I’ve read?
Use Text Structure and Format • I see these words are in bold print. They must be important. • I read the picture captions to get information. • This paragraph is easy. The main idea is stated and the details follow. • The order is important because the author uses words like first, next, last. • I use the headings and other text features to comprehend.
Adjust Reading Rate • When a passage is difficult, I will slow down to help me understand. • I notice there is a lot of information about ______.I am going to read this section slowly to make sure I get all the ideas. • Many of the ideas are difficult for me. I am going to re-read at a slower pace.
Use Context to Confirm Meaning • I used the words in the sentence to help me figure out the meaning of _____. • I found other words in the passage that have a similar meaning to ____. • I think about what the whole sentence is saying and then know that ____ means ________. • I found words in the passage that means the opposite of _______.
Create Mental Images • I picture in my head what I am reading. • I see_______. • I think it looks like ______. • It reminds me of _______. • I feel ________.
Read Ahead • I will keep reading to try to see if the confusion becomes clear. • I don’t understand why ____ said ___. Maybe it will be clear if I keep reading. • On page _____it says_____. I’m going to keep reading to see if that idea is explained further.
Summarize • I can write or tell the main points of the selection. • The main character is_____. • The problem seems to be_____. • In my own words, this is about ___. • The author wants me to remember_____. • The main point was __________.