Becoming an Engaged Reader
Becoming an engaged reader means becoming more aware of the text you are reading and taking the time to analyze it. It means being curious about what the author is trying to say and being willing to dig deep to find out. It also means being willing to ask questions and engage with the text.
One way to become an engaged reader is to take the time to analyze the author’s use of language. What is their purpose for using specific words or phrases? Why do they choose this particular order? What is the significance of the scene or event?
Another way to become an engaged reader is to ask questions. Why did the author choose this particular setting? What does this particular character want or need? What does this event mean for the plot?
Finally, being an engaged reader means being willing to dig deep. Sometimes the most important thing that a reader can do is to suspend disbelief and allow the author to take them on a journey. Other times, it is important to analyze the text line by line to see if there are any discrepancies or inaccuracies.
Once a reader becomes more engaged with the text, they will start to appreciate the author’s message more and be more likely to finish the book.