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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.

Reading Strategies

Mapping Strategies

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

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High level and low level questioning strategies

Questioning skills refer to one's ability to formulate and respond to questions about situations, objects, concepts, and ideas. This grammar guide from Gallaudet University lists strategies for instructors to effectively plan class participation activities.

Reading ESL

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How the KWLH teaching technique helps students activate prior knowledge

The KWLH teaching strategy encourages students to draw on prior knowledge and apply it to their reading retention. KWLH stands for KNOWING what subject to pursue, WANTING to learn more, LEARNING as they read, and figuring out HOW to learn more.

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.

Reading ESL

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Reading and mapping strategies – Criteria for maps

A template for map criterion students and educators can use to improve reading comprehension in ESL students.

Reading ESL

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SQ4R reading method for improving comprehension and grades

The SQ4R reading technique can improve reading comprehension for students learning to read English as a Second Language.

Reading ESL

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