Reading to Learn
Use this page as an introduction to active reading. By high school, students probably feel that reading is second nature, perhaps something they do each night in bed before they fall asleep.
Study reading needs a different approach. Students should be comfortable, but not so comfortable that they fall unconscious. For that matter, students should take notes as they read, annotate the text (if it belongs to them), and question the ideas they discover. Lead students through the active-reading tips on this page in preparation for the SQ3R strategy on the next pages.