“The FACE of a Reader” Strategies and Skills Fluency

“I can read with accuracy, with expression, and I understand what I read.”
   reread text adjust and apply different reading rates to match text use punctuation marks to enhance phrasing (end marks, quotation marks, commas) adjust tone of voice and volume according to text stress particular words or phrases to enhance meaning read with emotion when appropriate cross-check – Do the pictures or words look right? Do they sound right? Do they make sense? Blend sounds; stretch and reread, chunk letters and sounds together recognize compound words and contractions skip unknown words, and then come back trade or guess a word that makes sense

Awareness
“I know there are differences between the reading genres and that authors use language and text features to help me better understand what I read.”
  read appropriate level texts that are a good fit use text features (titles, headings, captions, etc) to understand and locate info determine and analyze author’s purpose and support with evidence from the text identify characteristics of narrative, expository, and persuasive texts understand the differences between genres identify how language choice helps develop mood, meaning, and characters

Comprehension
“I understand what I read.”

Expand Vocabulary
“I know, find, and use interesting words.”

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check for understanding back up and reread monitor and fix up retell the story use prior knowledge to connect with the text (T-S, TT, T-W) make a picture or mental image (visualize) ask questions before, during and after predict what will happen; use the text to confirm infer and support with evidence summarize – include sequence of main events use main idea and supporting details to determine importance recognize narrative elements (character, setting, problem, solution) recognize cause and effect relationships compare and contrast within and between texts identify themes and topics within and between text using evidence to support

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voracious reading (read a lot!) tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in speaking and writing use word parts to determine word meaning (prefixes, suffixes, origins, abbreviations, etc) use prior knowledge and context to predict and confirm word meaning use synonyms and antonyms to determine word meaning use homophones and homographs to determine word meaning use dictionaries, thesauruses, glossaries, and digital tools to determine word meaning understand and use figurative language (similes, metaphors, idioms)

Behaviors That Support Reading
Get Started Right Away Stay in One Place Work Quietly Read the Whole Time Select and Read Good Fit Books