Areas of Expertise


Adolescent Literacy

Five Traits of Strategic Readers

  • They construct meaning by using information in the text and connecting it to information they know.
  • They monitor their own comprehension and thoughts while reading.
  • They know and put to use a repertoire of strategies to understand the text and make connections.
  • They use strategies before, during, and after reading.
  • They stop to reflect, think ahead, and know when to resume reading.


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