Seven Habits of Effective Readers
•Can you SEE the story in your mind?
•Can you HEAR what's happening?
•Can you FEEL what's happening?
•How does seeing/hearing/feeling help you understand what you’re reading?
Monitoring for Meaning
How do you make sense of the confusing parts of the story?
• If it’s not a main idea, ignore it.
• Look at a graphic to help explain OR draw a picture of the story.
• Look for context clues.
• Notice words, phrases, and sentence structure.
• Pay attention to the writing style.
• Seek the text for answers.
• Ask yourself if the information is important to the story.
• What is implied but not explicitly stated?
• What do you predict will happen next?
• Can you put the idea in your own words?
• Which passage best reveals the main idea?
• What conclusions can you draw from this text?
• Do you support the author’s ideas?
Activating Relevant, Prior Knowledge before, during, and after reading.
How does this passage fit with what you already know?
• Text to self connections
• Text to text connections
• Text to world connections
(Mosaic of Thought, Ellin Keene and Susan Zimmermann)