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Content Area Reading Strategies
Reading and Writing Connections

Explore 20 thinking strategies readers use to comprehend text:


Activate Prior Knowledge

Adjust Reading Rate/Rereading

Ask Questions: Before, During, and After Reading

Classify or Categorize Information

Compare and Contrast Ideas

Distinguish Facts from Opinions

Identify and Analyze Text Structure

Identify Author’s Purpose: Why Did the Author Write the Selection?

Identify Author’s Viewpoint: What Does the Author Think?

Identify Main Ideas and Supporting Details

Make Inferences and Draw Conclusions

Make Generalizations

Make and Refine Predictions

Paraphrase/Retell

Recognize Cause and Effect Relationships

Sequence Events

Summarize Information

Synthesize New Information

Use Context Clues to Decipher Unfamiliar Words

Visualize Images From Text

 

 

 
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