Seven Strategies for Reading

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Resources for Teaching the Seven Strategies for Reading

 

 

1.     Use Fix-up Strategies

·        Fix Up Strategies. (PDF document)
Explanation
taken from I Read It, But I Don’t Get It by Cris Tovani as posted on Rockford Schools website & Student Handout Explanation http://www.rockfordschools.org/reading/adobeprints/Fix%20up%20explanantion.pdf
Student Handout http://www.rockfordschools.org/reading/adobeprints/Fix%20ups1.pdf

·        Questions to Ask When I don’t Understand What I Read (PDF document – checksheet for students) http://www.readinglady.com/mosaic/tools/Fix-Up%20Strategies%20bookmarks%20by%20Cherie.pdf

·        Fix it Up! http://www.liketoread.com/read_strats_fix_it_up.php
Strategies and lessons from www.LikeToRead.com

·        Fix it Up Graphic Organizer http://k5literacy.mpls.k12.mn.us/sites/5df1b159-7ce3-4aa3-8e71-8e60a7b98e6c/uploads/Graphic_Organizers_2.pdf

·        Employing Fix-Up Strategies – Penn. DOE Reading Instructional Handbook  
Web
http://www.smasd.k12.pa.us/pssa/html/reading/rihnd21d.htm
PDF
http://www.smasd.k12.pa.us/pssa/html/reading/pdf/rihnd21d.pdf

·        Lesson Plan: Scaffolding Comprehension Strategies Using Graphic Organizers
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=95

·        Proficient Readers and Writers . . .problem solve – repair reading/writing when meaning breaks down (PDF document)
http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/tnl/langarts/pdf/problemsolve10.PDF

·        Teaching Ideas and Student Handout (Word Doc.) www.everett.k12.wa.us/CMS/cmsSites/cmsUserFiles/reading/files/Rdg%20Str-Fix-Ups.doc
Adapted from: Owocki, 2003. Comprehension: Strategic Instruction for K-3 Students by Everett Public Schools Literacy Department

2.     Ask Questions  

·        Proficient Readers and Writers . . .ask questions (PDF document) http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/tnl/langarts/pdf/question6.PDF

·        Question http://www.liketoread.com/read_strats_question.php
Strategies and lessons from www.LikeToRead.com

·        Reading Strategy:  Questioning (Word doc.) http://www.everett.k12.wa.us/CMS/cmsSites/cmsUserFiles/reading/files/Rdg%20Str-Questioning.doc
Teaching strategies and a list of books that are conducive for promoting questioning before, during, and after reading. Adapted from: Keene & Zimmerman. Mosaic of Thought and Harvey & Goudvis. Strategies That Work by Everett Public Schools, Literacy Department

 

 

3.     Use Background Knowledge

·        Proficient Readers and Writers . . .activate and build schema (PDF document) http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/tnl/langarts/pdf/writersactivate4.PDF

·       Making Connections http://www.liketoread.com/read_strats_connect.php
Strategies and lessons from www.LikeToRead.com

·       Making Connections Penn.Penn. DOE Reading Instructional Handbook
Web http://www.smasd.k12.pa.us/pssa/html/reading/rihand6.htm
PDF http://www.smasd.k12.pa.us/pssa/html/reading/pdf/rihand6.pdf

·      Making Associations Penn.Penn. DOE Reading Instructional Handbook
Web http://www.smasd.k12.pa.us/pssa/html/reading/rihnd21b.htm
PDF http://www.smasd.k12.pa.us/pssa/html/reading/pdf/rihnd21b.pdf

·      Activating Personal Knowledge   Penn.Penn. DOE Reading Instructional Handbook  
Web
http://www.smasd.k12.pa.us/pssa/html/reading/pdf/rihnd20b.htm
PDF http://www.smasd.k12.pa.us/pssa/html/reading/pdf/rihnd20b.pdf

·     Reading Strategy:  Make Connections (Word doc.) http://www.everett.k12.wa.us/CMS/cmsSites/cmsUserFiles/reading/files/Rdg%20Str-Connections.doc
Teaching strategies and ‘Books to Encourage Making Connections.’ Adapted from: Keene & Zimmerman. Mosaic of Thought and Harvey & Goudvis. Strategies That Work by Everett Public Schools, Literacy Department.


4.     Make Inferences

·       Proficient Readers and Writers . . .draw inferences (PDF document) http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/tnl/langarts/pdf/infe8.PDF

·        Infer http://www.liketoread.com/read_strats_infer.php
Strategies and lessons from www.LikeToRead.com

·        Reading Strategy:  Making Inferences (Word doc.) http://www.everett.k12.wa.us/CMS/cmsSites/cmsUserFiles/reading/files/Rdg%20Str-Infer.doc
Instructional ideas and a list of Books that Stimulate Inferential Thinking. Adapted from: Keene & Zimmerman. Mosaic of Thought and Harvey & Goudvis. Strategies That Work by Everett Public Schools, Literacy Department


5.     Synthesize

·       Proficient Readers and Writers . . .synthesize new information (PDF document) http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/tnl/langarts/pdf/synthesize9.PDF

·       Summarize http://www.liketoread.com/read_strats_summarize.php 
Strategies and lessons from www.LikeToRead.com

6.     Create Mental Images

·       Proficient Readers and Writers . . .create sensory images (PDF document) http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/tnl/langarts/pdf/sensory.PDF

·      Visualize http://www.liketoread.com/read_strats_visualize.php
Strategies and lessons from www.LikeToRead.com

·       Reading Strategy:  Visualizing and Using Other Sensory Images (Word doc.)
http://www.everett.k12.wa.us/CMS/cmsSites/cmsUserFiles/reading/files/Rdg%20Str-Visualize.doc
Teaching strategies and a list of ‘
Books for Teaching the Concept of Visualizing and Using Sensory Images’. Adapted from: Keene & Zimmerman. Mosaic of Thought and Harvey & Goudvis. Strategies That Work by Everett Public Schools, Literacy Department.

 

 

7.     Determine Important Ideas (Main Idea and Theme)

·       Proficient Readers and Writers . . .determine what is important in text (PDF document) http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/tnl/langarts/pdf/determine.PDF

·       Determine Importance http://www.liketoread.com/read_strats_importance.php  
Strategies and lessons from www.LikeToRead.com

·       Reading Strategy: Determining Importance (Word Doc.) http://www.everett.k12.wa.us/CMS/cmsSites/cmsUserFiles/reading/files/Rdg%20Str-Deter%20Imp.doc
Teaching strategies and student handouts by Everett Public Schools, Literacy Department.

 

 

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