Improve students' abilities to monitor their own comprehension as they read and make sense of text using self-monitoring strategies. Focus on known and unknown words, context clues, and grammar and structure clues to help overcome students' confusion as they read.
Why Use Comprehension-Monitoring Lessons
Good readers always ask if what they are reading makes sense and use various self-monitoring strategies that help them find clues that provide a clearer understanding of text.
Monitoring their own comprehension helps readers pay closer attention to what they are reading, and ensures that they stop and think about what they have read in order to understand it before answering questions about it.
How to Use Comprehension-Monitoring Lessons
Each Comprehension-Monitoring Lesson focuses on different strategies that help students examine and adjust their understanding when they realize the text they are reading is not making sense.
Students use printable and projectable resources to perform vocabulary and word analysis tasks, such as using context clues and word part examination, to ensure that what they read makes sense.
Like the other Test-Taking Skill & Strategy Lessons, the lessons targeting comprehension monitoring follow a similar instructional approach of model, practice, and assess that includes a sample dialog section called I Do, We Do, You Do that helps teachers gradually release responsibility for learning to students.