Become a Better Reader by Applying the Following Strategies...

1. Listen to your inner voice when reading.
2. Keep tracks (with post -its or notes) of your thinking during reading.
3. Make connections while staying focused on the text.
4. Apply fix up strategies when monitoring your inner voice.

Applying these strategies will get you closer to feasting at the LITERACY CAFE!!
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omprehension: I understand what I read.
Accuracy: I read the words correctly.
Fluency: I read the words at a good pace with expression and understand what I read.
Expanded Vocabulary: I find, define, and use enriched words.


‚Äč TESTED COMPREHENSION SKILLS - THINK WHILE YOUR READ ABOUT...
PLOT - PROBLEM-RISING ACTIONS-CLIMAX-RESOLUTION

CHARACTERS - ANIMALS OR PEOPLE IN THE STORY

CAUSE - WHY SOMETHING HAPPENS
EFFECT - WHAT HAPPENS AS A RESULT OF THE CAUSE

THEME - THE UNDERLYING MEANING IN THE STORY - BIG IDEA - WHAT CAN I TAKE FROM THIS STORY AND USE MYSELF?

SETTING - WHERE AND WHEN THE STORY TAKES PLACE
GENERALIZATION - GENERALIZE THE DETAILS FROM THE STORY - WHAT IS TRUE BASED ON THE DETAILS? VALID WILL BE SUPPORTED BY THE STORY
SEQUENCE EVENTS - WHEN DOES THIS OCCUR IN THE STORY? WHEN DOES IT OCCUR IN THE CHARACTER'S LIFE?
USE A TIMELINE TO HELP YOU SEQUENCE EVENTS
SUMMARIZE - PULL OUT THE MAIN IDEAS FROM A PASSAGE - INCLUDING THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS

FLASHBACK - OCCURS WHEN THE CHARACTER REFERS TO SOMETHING HAPPENING IN THE PAST