Content Literacy 101

Post-Reading Strategies

Answering recall questions, often those provided in the textbook, has been the traditional way of assessing what students have gotten out of the day's reading. However, what the students actually remember after they answer these questions is often minimal. The reading becomes much more influential when students can connect the text to their experiences: what they already knew, what they've experienced, and what the purpose for reading was. These post-reading strategies will help students make more meaning out of the text, and make them feel that the reading was worthwhile.