What Good Readers DoFrom A to Z Adapted from California Reading Association 1993
nticipate Meaning A Use prior experience and information from the text to make predictions and speculations.
ecome Lifelong Readers B Good readers develop lifelong literacy habits by being in the continued presence of reading/writing with parents, teachers, schoolmates, and friends.
hoose Their Own Reading Materials C From the very early ages, readers select a variety of books and types of literature to read.
o Not Read Every Word Or Attend To Every Letter D The more the mind works, the less hard the eyes need to work as good readers focus on larger meaningful chunks of text.
laborate On Important Parts Of The Text E Good readers generate embellishments during read (summaries, inferences, or notetaking)
ocus On Fluency By Reading F One of the best ways to become a more fluent reader is by reading lots of different materials.
et Books! G Good readers go to where books are. The use the library, browse in bookstores, borrow books from friends and give books as gifts.
ave A Purpose For Reading H Reading can be informative, enjoyable, enriching, and be a useful tool to solve a variety of problems.
mage When They Read Good readers make mental pictures when they read. I
ust Skim & Judiciously Read Slowly Other Times J Good readers shift speeds depending on their purpose and the type of book they are reading.
now About Their Own Mental Skills K Good readers selfmonitor their comprehension as they are reading. The are aware of what they know what they want to find out and how to do that.
isten & Enjoy Stories And Books Being Read Aloud L An important factor in helping build the background for success in reading is reading aloud to students of all ages.
ake Personal Connections With Reading M Good readers make links and applications between the literature and their lives.
egotiate Meaning By Integrating A Number Of Cues Or Sources Of Information N Good readers use four types of cues • their knowledge of world • oral languages (what sounds right0 • word meanings • visual information in the text
ften Self Correct Good readers use problem solving strategies such as skipping unknown words, rereading, reading ahead, or using an outside source. O
araphrase Periodically P During reading, good readers put into their own words the gist of what they’ve been reading.
uestion Q Good readers ask questions and then read to seek out the answers to those questions.
espond To Literature R Good readers make internal and external responses to literature by discussing, retelling, and rewriting what they’ve read,
hare With Others Good readers are always going together to discuss and share what they are reading with others. S
ake Time To Read T Logging lots or reading mileage, good readers take advantage of many opportunities in class and out to read.
se Prior Knowledge U Good readers use their background experiences and knowledge or the world to make inferences, think critically, relate new discoveries to old knowledge and construct meaning from text.
alidate Predictions V Good readers verify their predictions as they read. Comprehension equals confirmed predictions.
rite W Writing as it relates to reading enhances both reading and writing ability.
E pect Reading To Make Sense X As a priority, good readers have meaning orientations to print, always seeking to make sense when they read.
earn To Read Y Always having a book and choosing to engage in reading during leisure time is a hallmark of a good reader.
ero In On Learning Strategies When They Need Them Z As they need strategies and skills to communicate with an author, good readers lean them in the context of reading.