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Reading Strategies

Be a better reader

Site: Westsyde Secondary
Course: English 8
Book: Reading Strategies
Printed by: Guest user
Date: Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 6:24 AM

Independent Reading

Expectations

  • 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.


Reading Interest Survey


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. 

Track Your Thinking

Annotating


17-Word Summaries

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.

Bonus learning:

  • Practice summarizing
  • Give close attention to sentence structure (use a variety of punctuation)
  • Zoom in on word choice

Reading Strategies (posters)

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Inference

 

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.  

Greek and Latin Roots




Questioning

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