Why this approach is important
As students progress through school, they are required to read increasingly complex texts in all subject areas. The ability to understand and use the information they read is key to their success in learning. Successful students have a repertoire of reading strategies to draw upon and will know when to use them. These include, for example, anticipating the content before reading a text, focusing on picking out its key points, or stopping to reflect on the meaning of each section. Struggling students will need to be explicitly taught these strategies in order to become better readers and active learners.