EDCR231 TUTORIAL WEEK 30
DEVELOPING COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES
Effective literacy practise years 1-4: Pg 131 to 135
Effective literacy practise years 5-8: Pg 141 to 152
Key words on comprehension strategies from Effective literacy practise years 5-8:
Pathway to end product.
Critical thinking skills.
Developing a repertoire of strategies.
Identify main idea.
Strategies used in combination.
1. Making connections:
Strategic readers connect what they know with what they are reading.
Using prior knowledge.
Connecting text to text.
Connecting text to self.
Connecting text to world.
Does this remind me of something?
Have I ever felt this way?
Does this information confirm or conflict with other things I’ve read?
2. Forming and testing hypothesis:
Strategic readers think about what’s going to happen and make predictions based on what they
know and what they have read.
What text and/or picture clues can help me here? How did making the prediction help me with this reading?
3. Asking questions:
Thin and thick.
Strategic readers ask themselves questions before, during, and after reading