Active Readers Are Leaders! 1. Tools to actively read a. Pencil b. Highlighter c. Paper/organizer d. Reading material 2. T.H.I.E.V.E.S – to preview a. Titles\Table of Contents b. Headings i. Turn each heading into a question. ii. Answer your question while reading. c. Introduction d. Every first sentence e. Visuals and vocabulary and text features f. End questions or product i. How will I apply what I have just read? 1. Questions 2. Project 3. Essay 4. Test g. Verbal Summary – What will this reading be mostly about? 3. Reading Process a. What is my goal? i. When I am done actively reading I will be able to _________________? b. What is my plan for “attacking” this reading? c. How much time do I need to do this correctly? d. What is my strategy for documenting the main idea and evidence? i. Can I use my reaction marks? ii. Can I highlight and mark evidence with question numbers? iii. Can I use an organizer to hold my thinking? 1. Stop –the-­‐Process 2. GIST 3. Two-­‐column 4. Read with your purpose in mind at all times – Read towards your goal! 5. Connect to what you are reading – Get inside the author’s brain! a. Ask – What is the author trying to communicate to me? b. What text structures has the author used to communicate his/her message? Cause and effect i. ii. iii. iv. v. Compare and contrast Problem and solution Sequential Chronological (time) Description c. What text features (word banks, images, maps, charts, etc.) has the author used to help communicate his/her message? d. Pause and reflect e. Check for your understanding f. Talk with your “mini-­‐me” g. Reread for clarification 6. Responding to you reading by using RACE a. R -­‐ restate the question b. A – answer all parts c. C – Cite evidence – Scoop and plop J d. E – Explain how your evidence relates to the question 7. Vocabulary a. Use academic vocabulary when writing and speaking in school. b. Use “kid” vocab with your friends. 8. Remember our Academic Reading PowerPoint a. Major colleges and universities are teaching many of the same strategies to college students as we have learned. b. You will need the skills and strategies that we have discussed in all of your classes – science, social studies, math, and language arts. 9. Remember that the work you hand in for a grade is a reflection of you. a. Junk in…Junk out! b. #GOLD Read to learn! Be a Reading Leader! – I expect to hear great things about each and every one of you in the future!