Reading As Thinking The ‘ Focused Read ’ Strategy. “Focused Read”
A “focused read” strategy will help you think while you read. You will be able to compare and contrast your current knowledge with the information you read in new material. It is an excellent strategy for both in-class and homework reading assignments.
√ - I get it (when you know and understand this, for example, a paragraph that you understand)
! – This is really important or interesting
? - I am confused! I don’t understand this or this does not make sense (a word, phrase, concept (idea), paragraph)
Sometimes you may wish to record your thoughts on paper or in the margin of the hand out sheet