I had never thought about reading being broken down into pre-reading, reading, and post-reading before but it makes sense. Thinking back to when I was learning German and French I can recall that some of my professors used these methods but I was not aware of it at the time.
In pre-reading, I like the idea of identifying a purpose in reading. If they know ahead of time why there are reading something it will help them focus on the important information and disregard the rest. I also like identifying key words and phrases ahead of time so that the students can be on the lookout for them while reading the text.
During reading, summarizing each paragraph as you go would ensure that no one gets lost and everyone is keeping up to speed on the text. Using an audio version of the text to follow is also effective. Again, pre-identified vocabulary should be easily recognized from the pre-reading activities.
Post-reading can include reviewing any unfamiliar words or phrases and clarifying any other questions. Also, working in groups to present a dramatic presentation of the text can help students get more meaning from the passage in question. Asking specific questions on the text will test to see if the information has been absorbed and understood.