elf-onitor trategy esson         

developed and designed by Susan Moran

 

 

Fix-up strategy print-out

Self-Initiated Questions

Strategy: Monitor Comprehension

  • Proficient readers make extensive use of fix-up strategies as they read.

  • Proficient readers do not proclaim: "I read it, but I didn't understand it."

  • They know that reading means you understand it.

  • Proficient readers who are good at monitoring their comprehension know when they understand what they read and when they do not.

    Comprehension monitoring instruction teaches students to:

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    Be aware of what they do understand

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    Identify what they do not understand

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    Use appropriate strategies to resolve problems in comprehension

In order to monitor comprehension readers use pen and paper to record details they need to recall later.

Pre-reading

_______   What brainstorming strategy can I use to help me understand this text?

Strategies to use

During Reading

______  Is there a graphic organizer that can help me organize the information?

______  Am I understanding what I am reading?

After Reading

______  Can I write a brief summary of the selection?

______  Can I use a graphic organizer to help me understand this text?

______  Can I retell parts of this story?