An effective reader:
- Maintains a focus on meaning.
- Checks on understanding and print.
- Uses language structures to anticipate text.
- Processes print with fluency
- Varies the rate of reading.
- Uses many different sources of information together.
- Formulates questions in mind.
- Attends to important ideas.
- Recognizes many words automatically.
- Uses a variety of strategies for solving words while reading for meaning.
- Extends the meaning of texts using synthesizing and inferencing skills.
- Integrates information.
Sources of information that readers use:
meaning from words, across a text and across varieties of text, personal sets of knowledge, such as life experiences, literary background, and world knowledge
Language or Syntactic Structure:
Sentence structure, Inflectional endings, such as -ing or -ed, phrase units
Phonological and Visual Information: Sounds in words, distinctive features of letters, patterns of letters in words - simple to complex, punctuation