10 Examples of While-Reading Activities

While Reading Activities

While-reading activities  are defined  as activities  that  help students to focus on aspects of the text and to understand it better, a few examples  of  while reading activities  could be any one of  the  following:

1. Identify topic sentences and the main idea of paragraphs.

2. Distinguish between general and specific ideas.

3. Identify the connectors (however, moreover, thus, etc) to see how they link ideas within the text.

4. Check whether or not predictions and guesses are confirmed.

5. Skim a text for specific information.

6. Answer literal and inferential question

7. Infere the meaning of new words using the context

8. Coding text involves teaching students a method of margin marking so they can place a question mark next to an statement they don’t understand or  an exclamation mark next to something that surprised them.

9. Encourage student-to-student conversation, you can ask students to have a conversation after they have finished a paragraph or a stanza of a poem so they can clear up any confusions they might have.

10. Scan a text for specific information.

Additional Resources

  1. 6 Examples of While – Reading Activities
  2. Building Comprehension Through Pre-, During-, and Post-Reading Strategies.pdf
  3. Easy Reading Activities to Engage Students
  4. 10 Examples of Pre- Reading Activities
  5. Examples of Post- Reading Activities

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