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Teacher Reading Tips: Before, During, and After Reading Strategies

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    Reading strategies are employed before, during, and after reading. Some strategies can be used effectively in more than one time setting, as the chart below indicates.

    Before During After
    Activating Prior Knowledge X X  
    Previewing/Utilizing Text Structure X X  
    Setting a Purpose X X  
    Adjusting Rate of Reading   X  
    Predicting Ideas and Events X X  
    Using Imagery X X X
    Using Cueing Systems Effectively   X  
    Employing Vocabulary Techniques X X X
    Connecting Text to Experiences X X X
    Monitoring Comprehension   X X
    Checking for Understanding   X X

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