We know that skilled readers interact with their text. They actively navigate their readings to make it more interesting and it’s been proven to help with the comprehension of the text.
Yes, your students have to read. However, as a teacher, the anxiety and stress that comes from prepping a lesson where you know students will push back, not pay attention, try to catch some Z’s, or not participate is real!
On the other hand, you may have the eager classes or students who want to read ALL the time, bumble over words, misunderstand their readings, highlight everything as a means of annotation, etc.
Active reading strategies are the mental processes that highly effective readers use when approaching
reading. These reading strategies require a reader to read critically by focusing on the material to
understand and actively engage with the material by being aware of one’s own thought process when
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