Reading Process Worksheet

You can print the worksheet (with room to write) here Reading Process Worksheet.

Reading Process Worksheet

Before Reading  
Step 1: Get to Know the Text  

What does the title mean to me?



Who is the author? Do I know anything about him or her?



What is the source of the reading, and when was it written?



What do the headings tell me?



What does the introduction tell me?



In what order are the ideas? How is the text structured?



Step 2: Check Your Attitude and Purpose  

Describe your attitude toward this reading?



Describe your purpose for reading.



Step 3: Connect Experience and Background Knowledge with the Text  

How is my experience related to this chapter?



What background knowledge do I have?



During Reading  
Step 4: Write Down and Define Vocabulary  


Step 5: Take Notes on Major Ideas and Important Details  


Step 6: Write Down Your Thoughts and Reactions  


After Reading (use a separate piece of paper for these 3 steps)

These should be typed in proper format in 3 paragraphs

Step 7: Write a Summary  


Step 8: Respond to the Reading  


Step 9: Reflect  




About Karen Y. Hamilton

Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories. I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me 'gypsy mom' because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe's wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.
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