Tip of the Week

January 19, 2015

Textbooks 101: “Preview” before diving in

Before launching into reading a textbook, encourage your child to “preview” the chapter by first glancing over headings, key vocabulary, and review questions. A thorough preview also includes an investigation of text side-features like diagrams, photos, and charts. When your child knows what to expect, his brain forms useful impressions, connections, and questions to aid in reading comprehension. In this way, previewing promotes active engagement in the reading process from beginning to end.