Reading Strategies

  • Metacognition Strategies

    "Thinking about Thinking"

     

    Books

     

    Connecting

    Finding something that is connected:

    • To my life
    • To another book
    • To things in the world 

    Picturing

    If I close my eyes,

    • I can see...
    • I can hear...
    • I can feel...
    • I can smell...
    • I can taste...

    Wondering

    What questions pop into my mind, such as:

    • What might happen next?
    • How will the story end?
    • Why did the author write this?
    • What else do I want to know?

    Guessing (Predicting)

    • What might happen next?
    • How will the story end?
    • What is the author trying to tell me?

    Noticing

    • What are the important clues?
    • Have I guessed right or wrong?
    • Is there something I don't understand?
    • Has the author done something crafty?

    Figuring Out

    • How do all the clues fit together?
    • When did the "little light bulb" go on in my head?
    • What do I better after this reading?