Good readers summarize, question, clarify and predict. They summarize what they've read by locking it into their short-term memory and constantly monitor their comprehension by unconsciously questioning the meaning of the text as they read. They then stop to clarify meaning and words by going back and re-reading until it makes sense or they make a mental note to look something up. Finally, good readers make predictions about what will happen next. Good teachers help their students to become good readers.