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Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Strategies Students Use While Reading
Hello to everyone! We are so sorry for the time lapse in writing. As many of you know, getting school started can be a time consuming process! But now things have settled down and we can go back to our weekly postings.
We have received questions from classroom teachers asking," What are some strategies that students can use while they are reading?". There are several strategies that students can use while reading. One strategy is for the student to adjust their reading rate. The student can adjust their reading rate for the purposes of skimming, reading for pleasure, or reading to recall information.
Another strategy is for a student to predict or confirm information. They can support their predictions with the text. Students can also use prior knowledge to confirm information while they are reading. Readers can also raise questions while they are reading. The student knows that the text may not answer all of the questions.
Students can reread text. They reread the text to improve recall, revisit favorite parts, and/or to understand confusing parts. Another strategy students can use while reading is to self-correct. The student knows when a word or phrase doesn't make sense and makes the correction in the reading without help.
Finally, students can monitor their own understanding. They can identify parts of a text that are or aren't understood and ask for help when needed. These are just some of the many strategies that students can use while they are reading. What are some strategies you have taught your students?