After Reading Strategies
There are many different strategies readers use prior to reading, as they read, and after they read. Listed below are a few strategies to practice and to help build better comprehension skills.
After reading I should:
& Summarize what I just read after a paragraph, few pages, or a chapter.
& Ask myself and answer,
o “What did I learn about the topic or character(s) in the story?”
o “Were my predictions correct?”
o “What connections did I make to the story? To another story or text? To the world?”
& Reread the story for clarification
& Reflect on what you just read; “What did I read about?”
& Create more questions about the book or characters
& Make more predictions about the topic, a character, or for the next chapter in a chapter book.
& Share the story with an adult, a friend, or a teacher.
The before, during, and after reading strategies listed above are just a sample of strategies that good readers use. Please help your son or daughter practice using these strategies when reading aloud; model these strategies during your own personal reading and as you observe your child reading.