active reading strategies
a plan that helps the reader get the most out of his reading by involving him and helping him stay focused
point of view
angle from which the story is told and viewed
the person telling a story
first person point of view
when a the narrator is both telling a story and is a character in the story
third person limited
when the narrator (outside the story) is telling the story through the eyes of only one character.
third person omniscient
When the narrator (outside the story) allows the reader to go into the minds of more than one character.
the way a writer feels about his writing, as expressed through his choice of words
language that is used when you are talking to someone in a businesslike manner
language used to talk to friends. It uses slang and incomplete sentences
an active reading strategy which involves forming pictures in your mind about what you are reading
an active reading strategy which involves forming opinions and making judgments about the story as you read.
an active reading strategy which involves pausing to think about what you have read and summarizing events so you can remember them
an active reading strategy which involves reacting to different parts of the story
an active reading strategy that involves drawing parallels between the people, events, and places in a story and those in your own life.
an active reading strategy that involves asking yourself about things in a story that are giving you trouble so that you can have a clearer understanding of what you read.
an active reading strategy that involves making educated guesses about what you think will happen next.
example of a predict strategy
"If she goes swimming in the ocean now, she will probably be attacked by a shark"
example of a connect strategy
"The setting is the South, and I grew up on a farm very much like the one in the story."
example of a respond strategy
"I really like the way this character talks."
example of a question strategy
"What does the word 'septigenerian' mean?
example of a visualize strategy
"I can imagine this character as being very tall, thin, and awkward"
example of an evaluate strategy
"I don't think this character is well-developed"
example of a review strategy
"Okay, so far the man has been attacked by Indians and hid in a cave."
the element in the story that keeps the reader interested and hanging on to see what will happen next
I, me, my, myself
pronouns that indicate first person point of view