Skill: Consistently reading for meaning

Student Speak Objective
Consistently read to understand the meaning of the text

Using a variety of reading strategies over a variety of texts to understand
‘Good Reader’ Characteristics

  • Active reading
  • Thinking and reading (thinking as you read)
  • Hearing 2 voices in your head – one reading, one critical
  • Question as you read
  • What’s your purpose? Does this text answer your purpose?
  • Link to prior knowledge
  • Use vocab strategies
  • Summarise
  • Monitor understanding
  • Use fix up strategies when they realise meaning has broken down
  • Predict, confirm and re predict
  • Read slower and faster dependent on purpose, text difficulty and understanding
Possible strategies
  • Think alouds
  • Summarise
  • questionning