Here are some helpful reading strategies for you to become a successful reader:
 
Before Reading:
Activate background knowledge or prior knowledge
Preview text and make predictions
Set purpose for reading
Establish a comfortable/suitable reading environment
 
During Reading:
 Adjust predictions based on new knowledge
Visualize to aid understanding
Use self-help strategies when meaning is unclear
 
After Reading:
Evaluate what was read
Summarize what was read
Connect information to other knowledge
Compare and contrast book, characters, etc..
Reflect on the author's message