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Strategy #4: Using post-reading questions

When they are finished reading, ask students to reflect on what they have read. They might want to compare and enhance the answers to their active reading questions with notes from class lectures. Here are some post-reading questions you can provide to your students.

1. What do you think were the most important ideas in this reading selection? Why?

2. What was unclear to you? Why?

3. Formulate some questions that will help you clarify the reading. Briefly answer them.

4. What parts of the reading must be remembered?

5. How does the reading relate to the class lectures and activities?

If there is time in class, you can have students form groups of three or four to compare and contrast their post-reading reflections. This can also be done in online discussion boards or learning blogs.