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Reading Skills and Strategies

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Below are definitions, websites, and other information for various skills and strategies we have covered this year.  Practice these skills while you are reading and it will help your comprehension.

 

 

Story Structure:  Plot, Setting, Conflict, Characters, and Resolution

 

Text Features:  Headings, Captions, Fact Boxes, Quotes, Bold Print

 

Graphic Features:  Pictures, Charts, Graphs

 

Monitor: Keeping track of information while you are reading

 

Clarify:  Making information clear while you are reading

 

Understanding Characters:  While you are reading it is important to understand how characters feel, what they say, and how they act or respond to various situations in the text.

 

Sequencing:  Put events in order of when they happened.  This helps to create a summary of the story.

 

Flashback:  Going back in time during the story to remember events of the past.

 

Foreshadow:  Details or clues are given in the story that could determine something important is going to happen in the future

 

Author's Purpose:  Authors write for three reasons; to persuade, entertain, and inform.  They will also write for other reasons or have messages they want to share.

 

http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/j/authorpurposep.cfm

http://www.gourmetlearning.com/Site/Media%20Presentation_files/Appetizers.pdf

 

 

 

CAUSE AND EFFECT

 

http://www.fcatexplorer.com/media/parent/tiplister/flash/tip129a.swf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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