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Here are some strategies to use while reading to help you understand and retain information. This webpage has included mapping strategies, since these can be used in either the writing or the reading process.

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Mapping Strategies

These strategies can be used both while reading and in the writing process.

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SQ4R reading method for improving comprehension and grades

The SQ4R reading method improves both comprehension and grades. Survey Question Read Recite Relate Review Before you read the chapter, to get an overview of what lies ahead, survey: The title, headings, and subheadings. Captions under pictures, charts, graphs or maps. Review questions or teacher-made...

Reading ESL

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Reading and mapping strategies – Criteria for maps

Name ______________________________ Evaluator____________________________ Score _______________________________ Accuracy: Is all of the information on the map correct? (The information can only be taken from the article.) Yes __________ No __________ Explain:___________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ Completeness: Does the map show the main idea, supporting ideas and the most important details?...

Reading ESL

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Mapping Techniques for Organization

Mapping is a process of reorganizing and rearranging (moving) the most important ideas and information from your reading or textbook and converting it into a diagram with your own words to help you understand and remember what you read. Because mapping makes it easier to...

Reading ESL

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How the KWLH teaching technique helps students activate prior knowledge

The K-W-L-H teaching technique is a good method to help students draw on prior knowledge and add it to that understanding as they read and reflect. The K-W-L-H stands for: K: What students KNOW about the subject. W: What they WANT to learn. L: What...

Reading ESL

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High level and low level questioning strategies

Questioning skills refer to your ability to formulate and respond to questions about situations, objects, concepts, and ideas. There are two levels of questions: low-level questions and high-level questions. Questioning strategies are useful to instructors for effectively planning class participation activities, for designing homework assignments,...

Reading ESL

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