This year I will encourage students to pick books that are both interesting and challenging. Students will focus on learning reading strategies to foster improved comprehension of a variety of texts.
There are seven strategies that students must be able to apply when reading in order to truly understand a text.
1. Making Connections
2. Creating Mental Images
3. Making Inferences/Drawing Conclusions
4. Asking Questions
5. Determining What is Important
7. Monitoring Comprehension and Meaning