PREDICTING What do you think the text is going to be about? Look for clues, such as headings, diagrams, pictures and words in bold type.
READING SILENTLY Could everyone please read to the end of ……………… (this paragraph, this section of text)?
CLARIFYING Are there any words that you would like clarified or explained?
READING ALOUD Would anyone like to read aloud?
QUESTIONING Are there any questions that you would like to ask about what we have just read? Remember that the answers can be HERE, HIDDEN or in my HEAD.
SUMMARISING (Briefly) summarise the passage.
UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU READ. Wheredo I find the answer to the question?
HERE Is it HERE in one sentence in the text?
HIDDEN Is it found by joining together information from two or more places in the text, or from information in the text and what I already know?
HEAD Is the answer in my background knowledge: what I already know?
A “Here” question is …. In which year did the Titanic sink? The answer is 1912, which can be found by simply reading the sentence.
A Hidden question is …. What was the Titanic? Even though we are not directly told, the word “sink” tells us that it was a ship.
A Head question is …. Why did the Titanic sink? The sentence doesn’t tell us, but we can use our prior knowledge to tell us that it struck an iceberg.
This is called the 3H strategy for finding answers to questions about text.
BY THE WAY ……………. These are two of the last photos ever taken of the Titanic before it left Queenstown in Ireland on its maiden voyage.
We can remember these three levels by thinking: *Reading on the lines *Reading between the lines *Reading beyond the lines