Super Six Reading Strategies: Predicting and Connecting

by Matt on September 22, 2009

in Homework Examples, Literacy

This year we will be learning about the “Super Six” reading and thinking strategies. These strategies are ways of thinking that readers should be doing all day long!  For Tuesday night’s homework, we just briefly introduced two of the six: predicting (making predictions) and connecting (making connections).  As students read at home each night they will be using more and more of these strategies to respond to what they read.

Before students read, they should think and make a prediction. Use clues from the text or illustrations to predict what will happen next (or for non-fiction, predict what you will learn)

  • I think…because…
  • I predict…because…
  • I’ll bet…because…
  • I think I will learn…because…

While students read, they should be making connections.  Think about connections to other stories (text to text connection), to the world around you (text to world connection), or to yourself and something you have done or know (text to self connection).

  • What does this remind me of?
  • What do I know about the topic? Have I read other books like this or by the same author?
  • If so, how does it help me with this reading?
  • This reminds me of …
  • Remembering this helps me
  • with the reading because…

After students read, they should review their predictions.

  • Were your predictions correct?  Why or why not?
  • My predictions were correct because….
  • My predictions were incorrect because…
  • My predictions were partially correct because…

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