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:
- Quizzing them to get a sense of what they know
- You can give them fun activities to determine the structure of the book (Try a scavenger hunt)
- You can give them companions to help them navigate the textbook (A breakdown of the structure or a reading companion)
- 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