Read the text again. Look at the following guidelines. Did you practice any of these thinking skills? If so, put a check in the box. If you did not use some of the thinking skills, use this guideline for future reading. Be an active reader!
|Did you have to think about blocking out background noise?|
|Did you ask questions in your mind?|
|Did you connect what you already know with the text?|
|Did you find the main idea?|
|Did you make inferences?|
|Did you find out the meaning of words by reading the other words around it?|
|Did you skim, scan and skip around to find the meaning of a word?|
Make a list of all the things you do when you read to help you understand the text that you are reading. Share your list with others in the class.