What Good Readers Do:

Preview
•Look at the cover and title.
•Look at some of the pictures
and read some of the text.

Use the "five finger rule" to see if the text is an appropriate choice.

Question
•Ask who, what, when, where,
why and how.
•Decide if what you’ve read
makes sense. If not, RE-READ!
Predict
•Wonder about what will happen next.
•Make guesses and read
ahead to see if your
predictions are correct.
Infer
•Imagine the details.
•Use details and clues to understand
what the author means.
Connect
•Relate what you’ve read to
what you know, and to your
thoughts and feelings.
•Compare what you’ve read to
other texts and to the world
around you.
Summarize
•Organize and connect the
details.
•Draw your own conclusion.
Evaluate
•Think about what you’ve read.
•What did you learn?
•Was it important to you?
Why or why not?
•Did you like it? Why or why
not?