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Do teens and young adults with learning disabilities and ADHD snooze while reading? Wake ’em up with active reading.

Active reading is a catalyst for critical thinking skills.  It improves problem solving as well.  It can be combined with notetaking strategies, improving retention and understanding of conceptual knowledge.

  • Before reading strategies
    • Ask “What is the topic?”
    • Identify what you already know about the topic.
    • Define unfamiliar words.
  • During reading strategies
    • Find the main idea/theme.
    • Put down the highlighter.
    • Write comments in the margins instead.
  • After reading strategies
    • Write a summary in your own words.
    • Create questions based on the reading.
    • Talk about what you learned to someone else.

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