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Comprehension Strategies

Before Reading Strategies

  • Skim over the material.
  • Look for key words.
  • Look over picture, graphs, maps, and any diagrams. 
  • Think about what you already know about the topic.
  • Predict what the text will be about. 

During Reading Strategies

  • Stop and clarify what you have read.
  • Stop and ask yourself, "Does this make sense?"
  • Reread. 
  • Use context clues to find the meaning of unknown words. 
  • Ask questions. 
  • Slow your reading rate down to comprehend.
  • Make and change your predictions as you read. 
  • Visualize what you are reading. 

After Reading Strategies 

  • Summarize the text. 
  • Ask questions.
  • Review what you have learned. 
  • Retell the main points. 
  • Organize the text using graphic organizers.