Good readers read daily and read a variety of texts.

  Good readers determine how much they know about the subject before they read. 

  Good readers connect their own experiences to the text, compare events and characters to other texts, and connect to the bigger issues in the world through their reading.

  Good readers figure out what the difficult words by re-reading and connecting before and after words. and phrases. 

 Good readers make inferences and predict; by using paragraphs before and after to draw conclusions about what they are reading.

  Use sticky notes to mark information.

  Good readers create mental pictures as they read descriptive passages. They visualize and create mental pictures as they read.

 

  Good readers recognize when what they read is difficult and they use I'M Stuck-fix-up strategies

 Good readers  know how to adjust their reading rate and vary it to match purpose and difficulty of the text.

 Good readers are active readers who think while they read, know when their mind begins to wander, and get back on track.

Good readers use story details to support their opinion.

  Good readers know if they liked what they have just read, why or why not it appealed to them.

  Good readers know how to use pictures, graphs, marginal notes, bold words, titles and other text supports on the page.

Good readers ask themselves questions as they go along. They may use sticky notes to mark the places they were wondering about.

Based on When Kids Can't Read What Teachers Can Do by Kyleen Beers [p.34-35]