The first two strategies should be used immediately prior to reading a specific text:
- 1. Think about what you already know.
- 2. Predict what the author will say.
The next two strategies are meant to be used during reading:
- 3. Visualize in your mind what the author describes.
- 4. Question…Does this make sense?
The last three strategies should be applied after the whole text has been read:
- 5. Look for the most important ideas.
- 6. Summarize or paraphrase what you have read.
- 7. Make a personal connection.
It is important for teachers to reinforce these strategies repeatedly and to provide multiple opportunities for students to learn, practice, and assimilate them with hands-on and interactive reading comprehension activities.