Pre-Reading Strategies

Research Behind Pre-Reading

“In this stage background knowledge is provided, new knowledge is related to existing knowledge, purposes for reading are determined, and significant vocabulary terms are pre-taught.”   
-Wood, K. & Robinson, N.  (1983). 

“An Anticipation Guide is a comprehension strategy designed to encourage interactive reading by requiring students to compare current beliefs and knowledge with text information.

As they read, students encounter information that either: 
  • Verifies shared beliefs 
  • Encourages alteration of beliefs 
  • Encourages comparison of beliefs and the new information obtained with the passage" 
-Merkley, D.J. (1996).