The 12 Systems of Strategic Actions - Thinking About Your Reading
The 12 Systems of Strategic Actions
Ways of Thinking Systems of Strategic Actions for Processing Written Texts
With the Text
- Using a range of strategies to take words apart and understand what words mean.
Monitoring and Correcting
- Checking whether reading sounds right, looks right, and makes sense, and working to solve problems.
Searching for and Using Information
- Searching for and using all kinds of information in a text.
- Putting together and remembering important information and disregarding irrelevant information while reading.
- Integrating sources of information in a smoothly operating process that results in expressive, phrased reading.
- Reading in different ways as appropriate to the purpose for reading and type of text.
- Using what is known to think about what will follow while reading continuous text.
Making Connections (Personal, World. Text)
- Searching for and using connections to knowledge gained through personal experiences, learning about the world, and reading other texts.
- Going beyond the literal meaning of a text to think about what is not stated but is implied by the writer.
- Putting together information form the text and from the reader’s own background knowledge in order to create new understandings.
About the Text
- Examining elements of a text to know more about how it is constructed and noticing aspects of the writer’s craft.
- Evaluating a text based on the reader’s personal, world or text knowledge and thinking critically about the ideas in it.
Source: Fountas, I, & Pinnell, G. S. (2007) The Continuum of Literacy Learning. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.