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