Sometimes we have to teach students what "good readers do". Not all readers know how to do it well! I explicitly teach these tips to the students using an anchor chart! Please leave a comment on your thoughts below.
1. They use a variety of comprehension strategies such as: visualization, predicting, summarizing, questioning, ect.
2. They understand that the purpose of reading is to get meaning from the text. They actively participate in reading.
3. They make inferences from the text, using their prior knowledge and make the text relevant to their own lives.
4. They realize if they don't understand a text, and change their
reading strategies to help them understand better, they may be slowing
their reading rate, rereading, or using a dictionary.
5. They know the meaning of several words, and if they don't know a
word, they know how to use context clues to understand meanings of
6. They recognize words automatically, read fluently, and hear the text in their minds as they read the words.
We should explicitly teach these reading behaviors to readers who struggle.