• Thinking Strategies to Use as You Read
    thinking cap
    Good readers are actively thinking about what they're reading.  Here are some strategies that help children read for meaning and understand deeply.
    Activate schema and make connections between new and known information
    Make inferences using background knowledge and clues from the text
    Use sensory images to enhance comprehension and visualize reading
    Question the text in order to clarify ambiguity and deepen understanding
    Determine importance in order to distinguish details from main ideas
    Synthesize and extend thinking
    Monitor comprehension in order to make sure meaning is being constructed
    Read and use fix-up strategies to repair confusion
    Questions to ask your child to prompt him/her to use the thinking strategies: