Lit Lesson—Sofa Boy by Scott Langteau C: Use prior knowledge to connect with text. C: Make a picture or mental image. A: Skip the word, then come back. F: Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody (end marks, commas, etc). F: Read the text as the author would say it, conveying the meaning or feeling. E: Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in speaking and writing. E: Use dictionaries, thesauruses, and glossaries as tools.