Active Reading Strategies
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Valerie called Queen Penelope cute and energetic.
The six active reading strategies are: visualize, clarify, question, predict, connect, and evaluate.
VISUALIZE: What does it mean to visualize?
Picture things in your mind as you read. Describe the images you see to yourself as the author describes them. Use the details from the text to create a movie in your mind.
CLARIFY: What does it mean to clarify?
Summarize and/or explain what you have read. Occasionally, stop and check whether you understand the text. Read on (and sometimes even reread) what you've read.
Three things to remember when CLARIFYING
1. Sequencing - the order in which events occur; NOT necessarily the order in which they are mentioned (i.e. flashbacks)
2. Inferring - make an educated guess about something based on clues; this is sometimes called "reading between the lines"
3. Deciphering vocab in context - determine an unfamiliar word's meaning based on the words around it
QUESTION: What does it mean to question?
Ask questions about the text. What are you confused by? What is motivating the character(s)? Why are certain things happening?
PREDICT: What does it mean to predict?
Try to figure out what will happen next and how the selection might end. Then read on to see how accurate your guesses are. In other words, try to determine the plot events before they happen.
CONNECT: What does it mean to connect?
Connect personally with what you are reading. Think of similarities between the descriptions in the selection and what you have personally experienced, seen, heard, or read about in your own life.
EVALUATE: What does it mean to evaluate?
Form opinions about what you've read, both while you're reading and after you've finished. Develop your own ideas about characters and events. Try to determine the theme (lesson learned) and tone (the author's attitude).