• Stacey

Reading Strategies

Updated: Jan 11

Whether your student hates or loves reading, struggles with comprehension or in-depth analysis, has ADHD/ learning disability or is a straight A honors student, working one on one with a specialist can take skills a long way. Any student can improve their reading skills through individualized instruction and guidance in the following active reading strategies (to mention a few of many):


Creating Images:

Visualizing what you read can improve comprehension and memory of the text.


Asking Questions:

Interacting with the text is one of the most important ways you can keep your mind focused on a text. Ask questions about something confusing, or ask check-in questions - what is the main idea in this paragraph? It's okay if you can't answer the questions! Just write them down to come back to later.


Summarizing:

Monotony, zoning out, and distractions can creep in while reading something difficult.

Writing down summaries or two-word recaps of a paragraph, page or chapter is a key way to process information and encode it into your long-term memory.


These are just three of the active reading strategies that can help a reader improve. Try them out and let me know what questions come up!

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