- Take a “Sneak Peek” at the beginning.
- Make a prediction.
- Read the book and check your prediction.
- Was it correct? How do you know?
- Do SOMETHING at the end.
- Go back and reread a part.
- Discuss the story.
- Draw a picture.
- Write about what you learned.
Allow your child to try one or two strategies before you help with the word. We want students to practice, but we don’t want them to become too frustrated.
Does that make SENSE?
- Think about what is happening...
- Check the picture.
Does that SOUND right?
- Think what kind of word would fit.
- Get a running start.
Does that LOOK right?
- Do a s-l-o-w check.
- Read it Part by Part
- Use a word you know.
- Crash the Parts together.
- Try it many ways.
- Check if it is a snap/sight word.
Questions to ask BEFORE reading:
Read the summary on the back cover or inside the front cover.
What are you curious to learn about this book?
Do you have any background knowledge about this text or topic?
What do you think will happen in this story?
What do you think the main idea or lesson will be?
Questions to ask DURING reading:
What is the problem in this book?
How are the characters attempting to solve the problem?
What do you think will happen next? What makes you think that?
What would be a good title for this section?
What do you do when you come to a word you don’t know?
What wonderings do you have about what is happening in the story?
Questions to ask AFTER reading:
What lesson does the author want the reader to know?
Tell something you can figure out about the story that the author didn’t tell you?
Retell a part of the story that you liked or disliked.
Retell the story including a beginning, middle, and ending.
Does this story remind you of anything?
What do you think was the most important part? Why?
Show me in the story where the characters had a problem.
Show me in the story where the characters solved a problem.