Reading Strategies and Conversaton Starters

Reading at home is important.

Reading for 20 minutes outside of school each day can make a huge impact.

Here are some ways to get a conversation about text

started among people in the family at home.

 

Reading Strategy

Conversation Starters

Connecting

Good readers connect what they read to other texts, themselves and the world.

 

--This reminds me of…

--This is like…

--This makes me think about…

Predicting

Good readers think about what’s going to happen next.

 

--I predict…

--In the next part, I think…

--I think ___ will happen because ___.

Questioning

Good readers ask questions before, during and after reading.

 

--Who?       --What?     --When?

--Where?   --Why?       --How?

--I wonder…

Visualizing

Good readers picture what is happening as they read.

 

--In my head I see…

--I could really picture…

--When the text said ___, I could

   Imagine ___.

Response

Good readers react to what they read.

 

 

--My favorite part is…

--I feel…     --I like…   --I dislike…

--I agree...   –-I disagree…

Clarifying

Good readers stop and know what to do when they don’t understand.

 

--I had to slow down when…

--I had to reread the part where…

--I used the ___ strategy to help

   me understand.

Summarizing

Good readers find the most important ideas and say them in their own words.

 

--This is mainly about…

--The important details are…

--The gist of the text is…

Reflecting

Good readers stop to think about what they have read.

 

--I realized that…

--Next time I’ll…

--I wonder if…