Focus on Reading: Visual promptsStrategies and inspiration by Revisit Reflect Retell by Linda HoytCompiled by M.Siwak
Predicting Making Connections Visualising Monitoring Summarising Questioning
Talking is the key to comprehending Weave a web of understanding
Questioning Questions can come before reading, during reading and after reading. Begin to wonder about the text you read.
MonitoringA good reader knows what to do when meaning has been lost and a text is not making sense.Can we fix it?Yes, we can.
A good reader makes connections.
Stems to start a discussion This book reminds me of Toy Story because the characters come to life. • I wonder … • I noticed … • I liked … • I feel … • I can infer … • My favourite part was … • An important point was … • I realized … • I think … • The selection made me think … • I f I could change something … • The author’s purpose may be …
The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr Seuss
Talking is the key to comprehending. Accountable Conversation Knee to knee Establish and maintain eye contact Wait for your turn to talk Ask questions and contribute ideas in turn Be respectful Purpose * Before you begin to read ensure you are aware of the purpose for your reading. You can read the same text in different ways. * Have an accountable conversation about your text to ensure you have fully comprehended and understood the content.
My Partner said … 1. Place a stop sign 2. Read together 3. Share thoughts 4. Jot or sketch to remember 5. My partner said
After you have summarised you can synthesize: the putting together of the parts so as to form a whole.
I Remember 1. Listen to text read aloud 2 Think about events and facts 3. Turn to your partner and talk 4. I remember
Coding Strategy I already knew that * New Information + Wow ! I don’t understand ?
Knee to Knee No more pens, paper and ink Guess what guys, it’s time to think Let’s get together knee to knee Read that text Then talk to me! I. Buckler
Readas much as your hand can cover. Remember what you have just read. You can reread. Retellwhat you have read in your head or retell it to a friend.
After reading turn to your partner and Say Something. • Ask a question • Make a connection • State an opinion • Share a response I wonder … What if … This reminds me of … I think … Wow, I didn’t know that …
Visualise Imagine pictures in your head as you read
Sketch to Stretch • Read • Quickly sketch your ideas and record your thinking. • Share and discuss your pictures.
V.I.P Read Select V.I.P’s (very important points) Review and discuss with partner, justify choices made Rank V.I.PS Summarise in 50 words