Creating images in you mind that reflect or represent the ideas in the text.These images may include any of the five senses and serve to enhance understanding of the text.
Asking questions about the text and the author's intentions and seeking information to clarify and extend their thinking before,during and after reading.
Activating what you currently understand or misunderstand about the topic and using that knowledge before,during and after reading to clarify misconceptions and understand the text.
Relating what you read to personal experiences (text-to-self), to information from other text (text-to-text), and to information about the world (text-to-world) in order to enhance understanding of self, text, and life.
Creating original insights, perspectives and understandings by reflecting on text(s) and merging elements from text and existing schema.
Thinking about and searching the text, and sometimes using personal knowledge to construct meaning beyond what is literally stated.
Judging, justifying, and/or defending understandings to determine importance based on stated criteria.
Identifying key elements and condensing important information into your own words during and after reading to solidify meaning.