Nonfiction Strategies for Reading Results
“Preview the Selection”
· Look at the title and headings to predict what the selection will be about.
· Look at photos, illustrations, captions and graphics to predict what the selection will be about.
“Activate Prior Knowledge”
· Look at the title, headings, pictures and graphics to decide what I know about this topic.
· Read the introduction and/or summary to decide what I know about this topic.
“Set a Purpose”
· Use the title and headings to write questions that I can answer while I’m reading.
· Skim the selection to decide what I want to know about his subject.
· Relate information that I already know about the subject to what I’m reading.
· Compare my experience with what I’m reading.
“Interact with text”
· Identify the main idea and supporting details.
· Identify how the text is organized.
· Use photos, charts and other graphics to help me understand what I’m reading.
· Decide whether the information I’m reading is fact or opinion.
· Summarize the selection in writing or out loud.
· Use the heading to question myself about what I read.
· Search the selection to determine how the author used evidence to read conclusions.
· Form a judgment about whether the selection was objective or biased.
· Draw logical conclusions about the topic.
· Form my own opinion about what I’ve learned.
Last Modified on January 13, 2010