III. COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES
Here are some comprehension strategies. Taking these strategies up a notch and using them with one another will help you to understand the text you are reading. It works best when you rotate through them back and forth, to dig out the ‘meat’ of the contents of the story or article you are reading. They are: 1. PREDICT Use the title, text, or illustrations to help you to think what will happen in the text. 2. VISUALIZE Create mental images of the characters, events and setting in the text you are reading. 3. QUESTION Ask yourself questions related to the text you are reading. Reread the text if you need more information. 4. CONNECT. Sometimes when you read a text, it automatically comes to your mind that you have had a similar experience. Relate the text: i. To yourself. ii. Text to text iii. Text to world 5. IDENTIFY Find the important details, the main idea, and central theme of the text you are reading 6. INFER Use clues in the text and your own prior knowledge to fill the gaps and draw the conclusions, when the author does not answer your questions. Your thinking will stem up as follows: i. May be…. ii. Perhaps…. iii. I think….. 7. EVALUATE Think about the text as a whole to form opinions about what you read.