Help your students become better readers by teaching them eight Active Reader Strategies: Preview the Text, Predict, Connect, Question, Visualize, Infer, Summarize, and Draw Conclusions. In this lesson plan, students learn to complete a 3-Column Chart where they choose a quote/passage, pick a reading strategy (or two), and write a response.
The file includes Common Core State Standards (for lit. and info. texts), lesson objectives, 2-page teaching guidelines/suggestions, 2-page Active Readers Strategies handout with explanation and examples, 1-page Active Reader Strategies handout with Question Prompts, a 3-Column Active Reader Strategies Chart, and a Completed Sample of the chart you can use to model the strategies. The sample goes along with the short story “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty, which you can easily access from the internet.
Active Reader Strategies helps my students monitor their own reading, increases their comprehension of fiction and nonfiction, makes them accountable for their reading, and contributes to lively class discussions. They benefit ALL students, from struggling to advanced readers, and they can be used in English, Social Studies, and Science classes.