ACTIVE reading strategies Passive to win it! Active You've got to be in it
Active reading STRATEGIES A bunch of curious scientists wondered - "Hey, why is reading easy for some and hard for others?" These scientists did their little experiments and observations and learned that there are six things that good readers seemed to do that helped them comprehend the text. "Eureeka!" They had found an answer to their question!
Predict Use given clues and what you know about life to make a guess about what might happen in the future. Guess "I think that ...might happen because...."
Connect Find similarities between the text and • other books • your life • classwork • movies "Oh, that's just like when..." "I had an uncle like that, too."
Question: Decide what you still don’t understand. What is the author’s tone here? "How will I ever remember all of these strategies?" D
Visualize to picture it in your mind's eye; to make a movie in your head Draw or Add key quotes or imagery…
To clear up confusing parts or to summarize what occurred. Examples: In the first chapter, Scout is remembering when she was a girl and explaining the history of her town. The novel is really a flashback. Clarify
Evaluate to make a judgement or to give an opinion (ANALYZE!) For example: "Twilight was the best book ever written! It was so realistic I felt like I knew Bella and Edward." “His motives were weak. He should have just ignored his coach and suited up anyway."
From: • Creelman. Active Reading Strategies Power Point . Charles W. Baker High School. Web. September • 2014. • http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCAQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bville.org%2Ftfiles%2Ffolder664%2FActive_Reading_Strategies.ppt&ei=FrwFVLyxKcjKggSruoLQBA&usg=AFQjCNGvhH7bWWbZJNr9zH_mWMs3-5uHzQ&bvm=bv.74115972,d.eXY