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Readers see

Utilize print & digital text features

Apply text features BEFORE reading

Scope out and steal information about the topic.

Emphasize the “scope out and steal” analogy of a thief by providing students with masks printed onto cardstock.

Students communicate what info they learned from a particular feature with Information T.H.I.E.V.E.S.

Readers question & predict.

Preview the text before reading.

Apply text features DURING reading

Demonstrate how text features support comprehension.

Model these reader tools using the Scholastic News “The Problem with Plastics” article.

Apply text features AFTER reading

Analyze for what new information was learned.