Reading Process

Reading Process

Welcome to our toolbox of strategies to teach literacy. To return to the literacy toolbox homepage, click here.

These strategies have been organized into six categories:

  1. Pre-Reading: Text Selection – Ability to identify appropriate texts.
  2. Pre-Reading: Planning the Reading – Ability to identify what you will need to learn throughout the active reading process.
  3. Active Reading: Annotation/ Note-taking – Ability to write comments, explanatory notes, and key findings about a text in a systematic way.
  4. Active Reading: Essential Vocabulary — Ability to identify and master terms essential to understanding a text.
  5. Post-reading: Enhancing comprehension — Ability to identify the central point and main supporting elements of a text.
  6. Post-reading: Academic Integrity — Ability to use and credit sources appropriately

Click each category to read or download related strategies.

Pre-Reading: Text Selection

Ability to identify appropriate texts. Back to menu

Pre-Reading: Planning the Reading

Ability to identify what you will need to learn throughout the active reading process. Back to menu

Active Reading: Annotation/ Note-taking

Ability to write comments, explanatory notes, and key findings about a text in a systematic way. Back to menu



Attachment for Active Reading: Annotation/Note-taking ex 3 (Provided for classroom use. For all other uses, contact gaierk@battelle.org):

Active Reading: Essential Vocabulary

Ability to identify and master terms essential to understanding a text. Back to menu

Attachment for Active Reading: Essential Vocabulary Example 1 (Provided for classroom use. For all other uses, contact gaierk@battelle.org):

Post-reading: Enhancing comprehension

Ability to identify the central point and main supporting elements of a text. Back to menu

Post-reading: Academic Integrity

Ability to use and credit sources appropriately.  Back to menu

Attachment for Post-Reading: Academic Integrity Example 1 (Provided for classroom use. For all other uses, contact gaierk@battelle.org):