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Reading strategies for Before, During, and After Reading for middle school.


  • 1. Set Sail With Reading Strategic Reading for Middle School Grades Non Fiction Shyanna Andresen
  • 2. Analyze New vocabulary Context clues Hypothesize Organize thoughts Reread Use your A.N.C.H.O.R.
  • 3. Analyze Analyze what you are reading. Analyzing will help you group your ideas into separate compartments. Those idea compartments will keep you afloat as you sail through the rest of your reading. Keep analyzing until you finish reading the whole passage.
  • 4. Write down any new vocabulary words you find in your reading as stops you made on your map. After you are finished reading the passage, you can go back to the vocabulary words on your map, and look them up in a dictionary to better understand what they mean. Learning new vocabulary will help expand your horizon for your next reading sailing adventure! New Vocabulary
  • 5. Think about context clues as points on your map: looking at the land you just left and where you want to go on your journey can help you determine where your ship is now. Always look at your context clues to help you with new vocabulary. In doing so, you are looking at the words before the vocabulary word and the words after the vocabulary word to infer what it means. Context Clues
  • 6. You are making a prediction about the passage and the information that it will pertain to in the passage. Make predictions in question forms, this way you can give before reading answers, during reading answers, and after reading answers and compare them at the end to test validity. Ask: Who is the story/passage about? What is the story/passage about? Why is this story/ passage useful? Where is the story/passage taking place? Does the story/passage seem of my interest? Hypothesize
  • 7. One definition for the word organize is coordinate. You can do this on your map with your thoughts by writing them under the places you stop (idea points you analyzed and put into compartments). Organizing your thoughts properly will help you dramatically when you need to go back to answer questions about the passage or you are studying for a quiz. Organize thoughts
  • 8. Rereading a passage can help you: Find ideas, vocabulary words, and important points you may have sailed past before. Help the information you read make more sense to you. Help you retain the information for tests or projects later. Make you a better and faster reader. Reread
  • 9. Use your paper like you would a map and as you read the path you write will lead you to your final destination. Set a purpose for reading. Use your prior knowledge about the subject. Predict what the story will be. Ask questions. Before Reading
  • 10. On your map write predictions, prior knowledge, and these questions with your before reading answers: Who is the story/passage about? What is the story/passage about? Why is this story/ passage useful? Where is the story/passage taking place? Does the story/passage seem of my interest? Before Reading Map
  • 11. Before Reading Map Before reading you will start conducting your Hypothesize part of your anchor.
  • 12. Answer your prediction questions again on your map as you come across them in the passage. Search for new vocabulary. Use context clues to help you understand the new vocabulary. Analyze the passage and make compartments. Organize your thoughts. Reread the passage. During Reading
  • 13. During Reading
  • 14. Analyzing and organizing your thoughts will require you to use your thinking skills, and will help you answer your questions better. During Reading
  • 15. By rereading you are able to see things you may not have noticed before. During Reading
  • 16. Get ready to hoist your reading anchor! After Reading
  • 17. Were your answers to your questions similar to the ones you made before reading and during reading? What did you find the second time you read the passage you did not find the first time? Review what you already know, and what you have learned. Look up new vocabulary words you wrote down on your map from your journey. After Reading
  • 18. Did you enjoy the passage? What about it interested you? Make a text-to-self or text-to-world connection with the information from the passage you read. After Reading
  • 19. Great Job Sailor!