STRATEGIES FOR READING FICTION
STRATEGIES FOR READING NON-FICTIONSQ4R:
- First Impression—What is the first thing you noticed about the passage you are reading?
- Vocabulary and Diction—Which words do you notice? Why? Find the meanings or words you don’t understand.
- Discerning Patterns—Are there parts of the passage that appeal to your senses? Is there repetition? If so, ask why.
- 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?
- Symbolism, Schemes—What are the characters’ names? Do they have significance? Are there metaphors or other figurative language devices?
- Mood—What is the mood of the passage? What specific words does the author use to create a mood?
- Tone—What is the tone of the piece? Does the tone shift? If so, where? Why?
- 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
- K—What I already KNOW prior to reading
- W—What I WANT to know
- L—What I LEARNED