• STRATEGIES FOR READING FICTION
    1. First Impression—What is the first thing you noticed about the passage you are reading?
    2. Vocabulary and Diction—Which words do you notice?  Why? Find the meanings or words you don’t understand.
    3. Discerning Patterns—Are there parts of the passage that appeal to your senses?  Is there repetition?  If so, ask why.
    4. Point or View and Characterization—Who speaks to whom in the passage?  What portion of the text is dialogue?  What is the narrator’s viewpoint?
    5. Symbolism, Schemes—What are the characters’ names? Do they have significance?  Are there metaphors or other figurative language devices?
    6. Mood—What is the mood of the passage?  What specific words does the author use to create a mood?
    7. Tone—What is the tone of the piece?  Does the tone shift?  If so, where?  Why?
    STRATEGIES FOR READING NON-FICTION
     
    SQ4R:
    • Survey—Overview the section you are reading quickly and pay attention to headings, bold text and charts.
    • Question—Establish a purpose for why you are reading
    • Read—Read to answer your questions
    • Recite—Answer the questions aloud as you discover them. 
    • (w)Rite—Take notes
    • Review—Your notes at short intervals
    KWL:
    • K—What I already KNOW prior to reading
    • W—What I WANT to know 
    • L—What I LEARNED