Visualize • As you are reading create mental images in your mind of the story. • Visualizing while you read will help you comprehend (understand) what you have read. • Picture the people, places and events being described. • You have 5 senses that allow you to hear, smell, taste, touch & see. Use your senses to create a mental image!!! • Look for Sensory Details: Mark where the author has given you a clear picture in your mind
Use sensory details and draw a picture of what you read. • Mrs. Webster jumped out of bed to the alarm clock buzzing. Quickly, she ran to the kitchen to start her pot of coffee. While getting dressed, scratching on the door let Mrs. Webster know that Ottis, her pet yorkie, needed his morning potty break. The delicious smell of coffee quickly filled the home. Mrs. Webster rushed to the kitchen, “OUCH!” she exclaimed. The coffee put was very hot.
Connect • What do you already know about the text? • While you are reading make connections to other things you have read and the world around you. • Connect what you read to personal experiences. • Use your prior knowledge to make connections with that you read to help you comprehend (understand). • Mark where an event, setting or character reminds you of something in your life or something in the world.
Make one Connection!!! • Sarah was starting a new school. This school was much larger than her elementary school. Sarah couldn’t quite sort through all of her emotions. She was nervous to meet new people. She was afraid that people would not like her. Sarah was also worried that some of her teachers would be mean and assign lots of homework. She lay awake the night before her first day wondering what activities and clubs she could get involved in. This eased her mind a bit about her first day of Middle School.
Predict/Infer • Before reading, use the title and the illustrations to make predictions. • During reading, stop and predict what you think will happen next. • After reading, determine if your predictions are correct. • Mark where you use the author’s clues to make your predictions and fill in the gaps.
Make a prediction! • Magee had a normal life until his parents were killed when their trolley crashed into the river. He then went to live with his aunt and uncle, but ran away because they fought all the time. Magee ends up in the town of Two Mills where the first person he meets is a girl named Amanda Beale who lets him borrow one of her books.
Question • What questions do you have about the text? • Think about what else you want to know. • Question parts of the text that do not make sense to you. • Reread the text to find answers to your questions. • Mark where you wonder about something.
Identify • What is the author’s purpose? • Determine which events or details are the most important. • Identify the main idea and themes. (message, life lesson, moral) • Support the author’s purpose with evidence from the text.
Identify the theme.The Boy who Cried Wolf. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BR621znpKg&list=TLU6JK0vSjPE
Evaluate • Mark where you form opinions about characters. • Judge the story and the actions of the main characters. • Think about the “BIG picture” while evaluating all the information that you gathered. • Form an opinion about what you read. What do you think about the text?
Evaluate your favorite book!! • My favorite book is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This book is a wonderful read because the author writes about each character and event with great detail. When I read this book I feel as if I am part of the plot. I would recommend this book to anyone who has, and likes to use, a vivid imagination.