Reading fix-up strategies

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When Reading Becomes Difficult

Put a check next to the strategies you use now. Circle the strategies you would like to try. Talk with your partner about why.


Read ahead

Raise new questions

Draw inferences

Make predictions

Figure out unknown words (decode, find context clues)

Seek help from outside source

Stop to think about what you just read

Connect reading to what you already know

Try for a mental picture

Look at sentence structure

Inspect pictures, headings, and clue words

Read the author’s note

Write about what’s confusing in the margin

Consciously think about the message

Define the purpose of what we’re reading in the first place.