Be a better reader
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|Date:||Thursday, 18 January 2018, 7:48 AM|
Table of contents
- to read a text of choice for 15-20 minutes at the start of class.
Acceptable text choices:
1. any book - i.e., novel, graphic novel, short stories, poetry, comic books, etc.
2. non-fiction - i.e., biographies, sports, how-to's, magazines, newspaper, Top 100, etc
Online material is not a choice at this time. I will review individual reading effort before allowing online texts.
Pick a favourite passage
After reading a story or a chapter, draw a scene from the text. Sometimes sketching and creating images can show a better understanding of the story than any written work.
After reading a short story or a chapter in a novel, take some time to write a very short summary of what happened. This "re-telling" can help you know if you understand what you are reading.
- Practice summarizing
- Give close attention to sentence structure (use a variety of punctuation)
- Zoom in on word choice
Clues from the text can range from single words to ideas to whole events.
1. Prefix, root, suffix
Readers can infer (guess) the meaning of a word based on it's prefixes, roots, and suffixes.