A comprehensive list of strategies to use when your comprehension breaks down. The topics here are not expanded on as they are either self-explanitory or they have their own page (found on the homepage).
Raising new questions.
Figuring out unknown words.
Seeking help from an outside source.
Stopping to think.
Connecting the text to background knowledge.
Creating a mental image.
Looking at sentence structure.
Using picture cues & other textual cues.
Reading the author's note, preface, or introduction.
Writing about the confusing parts.
Consciously thinking about the intended message.
Reviewing purposes for reading.
Allyssa Massarelli / Literacy Strategies / December 2013