READING AS A PROCESS
PRACTICE ACTIVITY
FOCUS ON: CHAPTER TEXTBOOK
(FOR NEXT CLASS
USE THE PROCESS BELOW TO READ
“Chart the Course: Identifying and Integrating Writing
Patterns” (274 - 303/Custom)
TO EARN NOTEBOOK POINTS:
DOCUMENT THE ENTIRE PROCESS IN WRITING AND SHARE
YOUR WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION WITH THE INSTRUCTOR.
BEFORE READING
PREVIEW: APPLY THIEVES.
(pg. 116)
T = Title /  What is the title of the chapter?
H = Headings = Turn headings into questions.
I = Introduction / Read the introduction.  How does it prepare you for the chapter to come?
E = Every first sentence of every paragraph / Read the first sentence of each paragraph.  Based on
these sentences and everything else you have read so far, what do you predict this chapter will be
about?
V = Vocabulary / Hunt for vocabulary words in bold, italics, chapter beginnings and endings, and
so on.  Highlight the words and definitions.  
& Visuals = Hunt for visuals.  What kinds of visuals are included?  (photographs, drawings,
graphs figures, charts, tables, cartoons, maps?) Read the captions, titles, descriptions, and keys.  
E = End of chapter questions = Read these questions before you read the chapter.  Use these
questions to help guide your reading / exam study.
S = Summary = Does the chapter have a summary?  If so, read it.  How does it help prepare you
for the chapter to come?

DURING READING
QUESTION AND ANSWER: Ask and answer your own questions
Preview Questions (pgs. 129 - 130)
Guide Questions (pg. 130)
Monitoring Questions (pg. 130)
Study Questions (pg.131)
Discipline Specific Vocabularly Questions (pg. 131)
Essay Questions (pg. 133)

HIGHLIGHT, ANNOTATE, MAKE MARGINAL NOTES
138-141




















THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN  

PREVIEW YOUR SELECTIONS
(pgs. 115-117/"THIEVES" strategy on pg. 116)

ESTABLISH YOUR PURPOSE(S) FOR READING
(129-137)
AFTER READING
REFLECT / SUMMARIZE / QUESTIONS