The section on pre-reading strategies provides guidance on how you can help children learn to:
- activate background knowledge
- conduct a picture walk
- notice text structure
- formulate a purpose for reading
The section on during-reading strategies discusses cuing and self-monitoring systems, as well as tips for helping readers when they make mistakes as they read.
Post-reading strategies are discussed at the bottom of this page. They include:
- conducting a retell
- telling your favorite parts of the story
- answering questions
- comparing the story to another book
- writing a new ending
- drawing a picture
- playing a game related to the story
One thing I like about all of the aforementioned Bank Street resources is that they are straightforward to follow and understand (and they don’t require much prep time!). Therefore, they are great links to share with parents, grandparents, volunteers and tutors that are interested in helping young children learn how to read.
Thanks Bank Street!