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Active. Reading. A Guide and Tutorial September 13, 2012. Strategies. VISUALIZE. Active VISUALIZERS … Deal with text as if it were a picture ! Consciously imagine stories as photographic snapshots or movies!

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A guide and tutorial september 13 2012

Active

Reading

A Guide and Tutorial

September 13, 2012

Strategies


Visualize
VISUALIZE

  • Active VISUALIZERS…

    • Deal with text as if it were a picture!

    • Consciously imagine stories as photographic snapshots or movies!

    • Focus their attention on the physical details of a setting, action, or character!


Listen
LISTEN

  • Active LISTENERS…

    • Approach text with sensitivity to sounds, both expressed and implied!

    • Consciously imagine the background noise of a story!

    • Imagine precisely how words and sentences are pronounced!

    • Pay attention to authors’ suggestions!


Question
QUESTION

  • Active QUESTIONERS…

    • Constantly try to understand text, actions, or characters more deeply!

    • Pay as much attention to the things they don’t know as to the things they do!

    • Read slowly enough to notice when they are unsure of something!

    • Constantly ask “WHY”!


Connect
CONNECT

  • Active CONNECTORS…

    • Find ways of placing themselves within a piece of writing!

    • Relate their own experiences with those of characters in a story, however simple they may be!

    • Constantly find ways of identifying elements of fantasy and reality!

    • Will emerge from their reading more curious about the world!


Predict
PREDICT

  • Active PREDICTORS…

    • Are never satisfied with where they leave a story, nor with where the story leaves them!

    • Imagine various outcomes of a given action!

    • Develop a firm understanding of consequences in real life!

    • Flex their creative muscle constantly while reading!


Put all these active reading strategies together
Put all these ACTIVE READING STRATEGIES together…

…and take control of your reading experience!