Reading Strategies

Before students start to read, you can and should prepare them for what may be a challenging and intimidating experience. You can give them some assistance by:

  1. Quizzing them to get a sense of what they know
  2. You can give them fun activities to determine the structure of the book (Try a scavenger hunt)
  3. You can give them companions to help them navigate the textbook (A breakdown of the structure or a reading companion)
  4. You can give them easy charts to follow on technique such as the SQ3R-W which will help them understand the process of reading.

Active reading has stages and each can have an activity to get students to engage with the text


  • KWL Chart
  • Anticipation Guide
  • Chaper Preview

    During reading

  • Fill-In-The-Blanks
  • Think Aloud
  • Annotating Text
  • Student generated questions
  • CompareContrastdocx

    Post reading

  • Write a summary
  • Concept Map
  • Word Map