Create Mental Images
Good readers create a wide range of visual, auditory and other sensory images as they read and they become emotionally involved with what they read.
Use Background Knowledge
Good readers use their relevant prior knowledge before, during and after reading to enhance their understanding of what they're reading.
Good readers generate questions before, during and after to clarify meaning, make predictions and focus their attention on what's important.
Good readers use their prior knowledge and information from what they read to make predictions, seek answers to questions, draw conclusions and create interpretations that deepen their understanding of the text.
Determine Important Ideas
Good readers identify key ideas or themes as they read and they can distinguish between important and unimportant information.
Good readers track their thinking as it evolves during reading, to get the overall meaning.
Use "Fix-up" Strategies
|Good readers are aware of when they understand and when they don't. If they have trouble understanding specific words, phrases or longer passages, they use a wide range of problem-solving strategies including skipping ahead, rereading, asking questions, using a dictionary and reading the passage aloud.|