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Title: Reading Your Science Textbook


1
Reading Your Science Textbook
  • Strategies for comprehension

2
Purpose
  • Always read the objectives for the Chapter and
    for the section that you are currently reading.
  • You must have a Purpose for reading the
    material.

3
Headings/Subheadings
  • Read through the headings followed by the
    subheadings
  • Start thinking about how the chapter is organized
    by looking at headings.
  • Keep in mind that some headings are different
    colors.

4
Vocabulary
  • Look at the bold print words and try to pronounce
    them before you start reading.
  • You will have better fluency and therefore better
    understanding if you struggle through the
    difficult words before you start reading.

5
Pictures/Charts/Graphs
  • Read the descriptions of pictures, charts and
    graphs before reading.
  • This will give you a visual representation of
    what you will be reading about.

6
Super Six Bookmark
  • We will be using this bookmark to remind us of
    the Super Six Comprehension Strategies
  • Make Connections
  • Predict/Infer
  • Ask Questions
  • Monitor
  • Summarize
  • Evaluate

7
Make Connections
  • I know . about this topic
  • Prior knowledge
  • This reminds me of
  • Something in my life
  • Something I read previously
  • Some knowledge about the world

8
Predict/Infer
  • I think this is about.. I know this because the
    clues I see are..
  • I inferred .. by using the clues.. and what I
    already knew about

9
Ask Questions
  • I am wondering ..
  • What could a teacher ask me?
  • Who, what, where, when, why
  • I would like to ask the author about.

10
Monitor
  • Does the reading make sense?
  • What are the difficult words and ideas?
  • How can you fix up the problem?
  • Reread, read on, look for parts you know)

11
Summarize
  • I can summarize the main ideas and events in a
    few sentences.
  • The principle or law is
  • Now I think ..

12
Evaluate
  • How do I rate the reading material, authors
    style, ideas, and my reading?

13
Other Strategies(using as a class)
  • Anticipation Guide
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Advance Organizers
  • KWL Charts
  • Class Discussion
  • Mnemonics
  • Directed Reading
  • Pairs Read
  • Structured Note-taking
  • Think-alouds
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