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:


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


Make explicit to students what good readers do.


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


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


Forms and Resources:

Comprehension Resources:

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