Nonfiction Reading Strategies ~ from Barbara Yardley’s Presentations

Understanding non-fiction can be challenging for students of all ages and abilities.  Investing time to use the PAWS strategies  before we jump into reading the text is actually a more effective use of reading and learning time.

PAWS is an acronym for the following pre-reading strategies:

  • P – Preview
  • A – Activate prior knowledge
  • W – Write down wonders
  • S – Set a speed

Watch the slide show created and shared by Barbara Yardley, a middle school reading and writing teacher,  for explanation of each of the PAWS strategies.

See the original slide show on  Barbara Yardley’s Presentations at Slideshare.  You can also see Barbara’s presentations on “organization,” and “point of view.”   Thank you, Barbara!


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