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2: Strategies to Guide Comprehension

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    These initial readings, strategies, and activities are meant to support you in your learning as you go through the guidebook. Research (Duke & Carlisle, 2011; Hoffman, 2017) demonstrates that avid, engaged readers use a variety of strategies or actions to help them make sense of and retain what they read. For most readers, these actions or strategies are unconscious; however, by learning about these strategies, you can start to become aware and notice your thought processes as you read. This awareness of your thinking is called metacognition. When you are metacognitive, you are conscious of how you are comprehending. You are aware of your depth of understanding and you are aware of when you are confused and don’t understand. By identifying your confusion, you can then take active steps to try and remediate or fix the problem. These metacognitive strategies occur in 3 interconnected phases – before reading, during reading, and after reading.

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