The proposal underlying the Movie Reader program suggests that students should learn how to understand first, and then let the mechanics catch up later. And in order to learn to understand, students need to learn to ask good questions. They need to be able to strike a "critical distance" between themselves and what they are reading, asking themselves, "How well am I following what I am reading?" and "Where is my understanding weak?" They must also learn to wonder about the implications of what they read, asking questions like, "Why did the character take that action instead of an alternative?" and "How will the other characters react?"
Reading Method of Movie Reader
Where am I in the content of the book?