Comprehension Corner

What Strategies Do Good Readers Use?
Comprehension Corner
What Strategies Do Good Readers Use?
What Are Fix-Up Strategies?
What Are Comprehension Constructors?
How Do I Use Modeling Effectively?
What Are Accessible Texts?
What Are Text Sets?
How Do I Make Reading More Purposeful?
How Do I Improve Group Work?
What Does Engaging Instruction Look Like?
How Do I Promote Transfer?
What Strategies Promote Comprehension?
What Are Inquiry Units?
How Do I Create Opportunities for Social Learning?
How Do I Promote Questioning?
Where Can I Learn More?
Meet the Author

Tovani cites proficient reader research aimed at naming strategies used by proficient readers of all grade levels. If these strategies assist comprehension, then they should be taught to struggling readers.  A strategy is defined as an intentional plan that is flexible and can be adapted to meet the demands of the situation.  These strategies help readers construct meaning when simply reading the words alone doesn’t produce understanding. 


Thinking Strategies Used by Proficient Readers and Writers

         Activating background knowledge and making connections

         Self-questioning the text

         Drawing inferences

         Determining importance

         Employing fix-up strategies

         Using sensory images

         Synthesizing and extending thinking



 For further reading, see Do I Really Have to Teach Reading, Chapter 1.

Last updated: July 9, 2008

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