While Habits of a Good Reader videos are not a Literacy Coalition program, we work closely with other agencies to make these videos available to everyone. These videos give parents access to understand and use the reading terminology teachers are using at school, allowing parents to use the same terms at home. This provides consistency for the child. 

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What to do when you come to an unknown word.

Habits of a good reader - Step 1. Preview: Take a picture walk, read the title, and look at the table of contents.
Habits of a good reader - Step 2. Question: Ask who, what, when, where, why and how.
Habits of a good reader - Step 3 Predict: Think about what might happen.
Habits of a good reader - Step 4. Visualize: Create a mental image.
Habits of a good reader - Step 5 - Infer: Read between the lines, combine what you already know with evidence from the text.
Habits of a good reader - Step 6. Retell: Summarize what happened, use details, and organize your thoughts.
Habits of a good reader - Step 7 Connect: Ask how the reading selection connects to yourself, to other text, or to the world.
Habits of a good reader - Step 8. Evaluate: Think about what you learned, determine if it was important, and decide if it was enjoyable.

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