When you get involved in reading, this blog will take you far. Can we get involved? Simply get into the habit of thinking about what you read. The strategies below describe some of the ways that active readers think while reading.
Question what’s happening while you read. Searching for reasons behind events character’sfeelings can help you feel more involved in what you are reading. Make notes about confusing words or statements, but don’t worry if you don’t understand everything. As you read further, you will probably begin to see things more clearly.
Connect personally with what you’re reading. Think of similarities between the description in the selection and what you have personally experienced, heard about, or read about.
Try to figure out what will happen next and how the selection might end. Then read on to see if you made good guesses.
Stop occasionally to review what you understand so far, and expect to have your understanding change and develop as you read on. Also watch for answers to questions you heard earlier.
Form opinions about what you read, both while you’re reading and after you’ve finished. Try to visualize characters and develop your ideas about events.
Choose any type of notebook and dedicate it to this blogger. Divide the notebook into three sections. Use the first section to jot down ideas, describe personal experience, take notes, and express your thought before, while and after read a selection. Also include any charts, diagrams, and drawings that help you connect your reading to your life. The second section is for your reading log. Use the third section as a writer’s notebook to record ideas as inspirations that you might use later in your writing.
Thank you for reading.