Monitoring Comprehension

Good readers know when they understand, and they know when they don't understand.

Proficient readers...

  • know to repair comprehension problems by rereading sections or by reading past an unclear section.
  • are aware of their purpose for reading
  • are flexible in their use of strategies for solving comprehension difficulties
  • can "think aloud" and articulate their processes for repairing comprehension

Anchor Charts:

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This teacher is teaching both comprehension and
decoding strategies to her Kindergarteners.

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Make explicit to students what good readers do.

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Many students need to be explicitly taught to monitor
their level of comprehension.

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Helping students attend to their inner thoughts as they read
is critical to monitoring comprehension.

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Forms and Resources:

Comprehension Resources:

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