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1Building Reading Comprehension Through ActiveReading StrategiesA Process Approach to Academic ReadingAccurately comprehending the ideas expressed in a challenging piece ofwriting is a skill that can be strengthened at any age. The key is using activestrategiesbefore, during, and after reading rather than reading quickly or re-reading without changing the WAY you’re reading.If you’ve ever beenfrustrated or bored by academic reading, focusing on your reading processshould help.While there is no “one size fits all” reading process that works the same wayfor everyone, there are some key components that most people find useful:1.Pre-readingto:a.Activate or access what you already know or believe about the topic.b.Create interest in and curiosity about what you’re going to read.c.Identify your purpose for reading.2.Engaging actively with the textwhile readingto:a.Build interest about what you’re reading.b.Notice exactly where you become confused and have troubleunderstanding.c.Understand main ideas and the author’s purpose for writing.d.Make a personal connection with what you are reading.3.Pausing to reflectafter reading(often through informalwriting or discussion with other readers) to:a.Continue building comprehension.

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