to be a Good Reader
Preview the book or selection:
- Do a
bookwalk: look through the book, at the front, back covers, etc.
the title / introduction and think about what you will be reading.
the chapter titles, bold headings / subheadings, vocabulary words.
at all the pictures and captions.
the conclusion/summary and questions at the end FIRST!
Ask questions about what you are about to read:
yourself, “Why am I reading this?”(establish
a purpose for reading upfront- get information, do a task, enjoyment etc.)
yourself, “What questions do I need to answer?”
- Ask more
questions by changing the title into a question using words such as “who,
what, where, when, why, how”.
“Who were the ___?” “Why were they important in the ___?”
subheadings into questions using the key words.
predictions about the reading.
Read the text and find answers to your questions.
in “chunks” that you can handle.
“THINK ALOUD”, and make
and reread if something doesn’t make sense.
about your predictions; ask yourself more questions as you read.
notes on paper or “in your head” about the reading (important/confusing parts, important/confusing vocabulary, parts
you agree or disagree with).
evidence from the “text” as well as your “own thinking” to answer the
Tell about what you learned from reading
your question and answer aloud, or…
Read the question aloud, look away, and say the answer aloud.
Read the question aloud, close your eyes, then say
the answer aloud.
about what you learned with someone else.
and revise your answer to include additional evidence or ideas.
Draft 10/04 – (Designed after SQ3R)
J. Fujio, K. Knudsen, S. Haynes – Kauai Complex Area
Lee Sueoka – Testing and Development Section – Special