Types of Reading in Grade 5
Read to Self
Read to Others
Listen to Reading

Reading Program
In reading, we are working on the 7 Keys to Comprehension. These are 7 things that all good readers do. For each Key, we will be learning about 4-5 strategies to help us practice and become better at it.

Key #1 - Visualizing (creating a movie in your head)
Good readers keep a running movie in their heads ,and when they lose the picture, they know how to correct it. Use the authors words and combine it with your own experience to create a world that is rich in detail and deep in meaning, personal meaning for you.

Strategy - Making Maps
This strategy is all about having a full view of the landscape of the story in your head, and being able to move and zoom to different parts (just like playing with GoogleEarth)
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Strategy - The Five Senses
This strategy is all about using all of your senses. Who says you only need your eyes to read? You can use your sense of smell, taste, hearing, sight, and touch. That is what is so amazing about books combined with brains; we can imagine (visualize) anything we want, whenever we want to!
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Strategy - Posture, Voices, Faces
This strategy is all about making those characters come alive! What does their voice sound like? What about their face? How do they smile? How do they sit? Who do they remind you of? Creating realistic characters makes you connect to the book in a deeper way.
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Strategy - Shots and Angles
This strategy is about adding a bit of cinematic flair to your images! Human beings are visual creatures and we think in pictures. Create the picture in your head using different shots and angles, so that the camera (your picture from your brain) is telling you a story as well as the words from the author. This is a way for you to make the story your own!
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