Figuring things out on your own by using everything you read and everything you already know
Taking bits of information and coming up with something else from what you know.
Comparing and contrasting
The ability to see how things are alike and different. Allowing you to look at something from a different point of view.
Using what you read to make judments...Is this good or bad, tru or false, helpful or hurtful, important or unimportant, a main idea or a supporting detail? Is this the whole story or is there another side to the story?
The "big" idea of a whole work or a single paragraph. It is the point the author is trying to get across.
Tetelling the main events or ideas in a selection, using your own words. Summaries are much shorter than the original text.
Using your own words to describe what you've seen, heard, or read.
Organizing information into topics and subtopics. (major points and supporting details).
To make "mental pictures" or "mental movies" of the text as you read.
Talking to yourself about what you're reading. Ask yourself questions, or keep a running record of your ideas and reactions. Often done along with visualizing.