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"There is near unanimity in the field of literacy education that strategic readers are more active readers and that active readers both retain more and are more likely to reapply what they remember in new contexts." Keene (2007)

In the 1980s researchers began asking, "What do proficient readers do to help themselves comprehend text?". Their results eventually became known as the "proficent reader research" and revealed seven comprehension strategies consistently used by readers to understand text:

Monitoring
Comprehension

Schema

Questioning

Determining
Importance

Inferring

Mental Imagery

Synthesizing

 * All anchor charts are by Hall County teachers

  *A big thank you to the following teachers who created the sample lessons found under each strategy:

  • Mandi Staton
  • Brandi Smith
  • Michelle Palmer
  • Amy Durrence
  • Katie Strickland
  • Lane Moore