Content Literacy 101

Pre-Reading Strategies

Although many teachers think of learning occurring during the students’ reading of a text, much of their knowledge comes from strategies employed before they even open the book. It is vital that educators provide motivation and a purpose for their students to read, as well as connect the new information with their previous knowledge. This can be accomplished through asking questions, making predictions, and organizing current information. The included strategies will help get your students thinking from the start!