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Adolescent Literacy

Before, During, and After Reading Information

Simple steps to promoting strong reading behaviors

Before Reading

  • Access or build prior knowledge.
  • Establish a purpose for reading.
  • Focus attention on appropriate and important information.

During Reading

  • Encourage active reading.
  • Provide a format for taking organized notes on essential information.
  • Provide opportunities for the use of higher-order thinking skills.

After Reading

  • Provide a summary.
  • Promote self-questioning.
  • Evaluate comprehension of important information.


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