Comprehension: I understand what I read

1. Ask…Does this make sense?
2. Remember what was read
3. Monitor meaning and “Check for Understanding”
4. Summarize the text
5. Retell the story
6. Use text features to help understand text
7. Ask myself…Do I have any background knowledge about the book?
8. Make connections to what was read
9. Predict what will happen, use the text to confirm
10. Ask questions while reading
11. Make a picture or mental image
12. Infer using prior knowledge and the text, support with evidence
13. Determine importance using theme, main ideas and support with evidence
14. Recognize and explain cause and effect relationships
15. Recognize literary devices (simile, personification, humor, metaphor, idiom, imagery, exaggeration and dialogue) explain how they make the story more interesting
16. Determine authors purpose and support with text
17. Analyze and draw conclusions based on evidence from the text
18. Use monitoring strategies of reread, look forward and word recognition to gain meaning

Accuracy: I can read the words

19. Back up and reread
20. Cross Checking…Does this make sense, do the letters match?
21. Blend sounds… stretch and read
22. Chunk letters together
23. Use beginning sounds
24. Use the picture…Do the words and pictures match?
25. Skip the word then come back
26. Trade a word
27. Sound it out

Fluency: I can read smoothly with few errors and understand what I read

28. Reread to make it smooth
29. Read common sight words with automaticity
30. Adjust reading pacing and rate to match purpose and difficulty
31. Read accurately with expression, pacing and phrasing to enhance
comprehension
32. I read you read the same words
33. Practice reading plays, poems or choral reading
34. Apply different reading rates to match text

Expand Vocabulary: I know, find and use interesting words

35. Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in my reading and writing
36. Reread to clarify meaning of word
37. Read on
38. Adjust reading rate
39. Use prior knowledge and context to predict and confirm meaning
40. Use pictures, illustrations and diagrams
41. Use prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations to determine meaning of word
42. Use word origins and knowledge of affixes and roots
43. Ask someone to define the word for you
44. Use dictionaries, thesauruses, and glossaries
45. Understand and apply content vocabulary critical to the meaning of the text