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Look at the title, the pictures, and the first paragraph. What do they tell you about what you're about to read?
Set a Purpose
Know why you are reading---for information, for enjoyment, or to understand a process?
Think about whether the characters or situations remind you of people or experiences in your own life.
Use Prior Knowledge
Jot down what you already know about a topic. Use these notes to help you make sense of what you read.
Guess what will happen next. Look for details in the selection that serve as clues.
Picture the scene in your mind, using the writer's descriptions of setting, characters, and events.
Check your understanding as you read. Question what is happening and why. Clarify what is unclear to you be rereading or asking for help.
Make logical guesses about characters and events by considering details in the text and your own experiences.