Be a voracious reader
Need a good book in your level?
Tips for Good Readers
What do I do if I don't know the Word?
Check the picture clues
Look for chunks you know
Start saying the word then read on to figure it out
What do I do to help me Understand?
Make pictures in your mind
Wonder while you are reading
Ask questions? What is happening? Why? What is going to happen next?
Use what you already know to help you understand
Think further... What if? How about?