Active Reading Strategies a.k.a. ARS Brought to you by: Mrs. Creelman
Active You've got to be in it Passive to win it! ACTIVE reading strategies
active READING strategies "An apple ate my appendage! "An apple ate my appendage!" Decoding: turning symbols into sounds. "A" says "A" or "Ah" Vocabulary: word meanings An "appendage" is part of an item that juts out from the base. *Comprehension: understanding what is meant "You mean to tell me that fruit ate your thumb?!"
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."
Evaluate to make a judgement or to give an opinion For example: "Twilight was the best book ever written! It was so realistic I felt like I knew Bella and Edward." "That was dumb. He should have just ignored his coach and suited up anyway."
Clarify To clear up confusion parts or to summarize what occured. Examples: "Schmere? What's schmere? Oh, the word is 'there' That makes much more sense!" In the first chapter, Brian had a small plane to himself and the pilot as he headed to Alaska. The plane crashed, killing the pilot, and left twelve-year-old Brian to fend for himself in the Alaskian wilds.
Visualize to picture it in your mind's eye; to make a movie in your head
Question Wonder; inquire "What just happened? Who is he?"
Question: "How will I ever remember all of these strategies?"
Remember... People can't eat carrots very quietly.