This strategy is like driving a car. When everything is going smoothly, the car is clicking (Pearson, p. 393). You’re getting to your destination. When the car hits a pothole, gets stuck in the mud or comes to a big seed bump, then the car is in a clunking phase. Obstacles are hindering you. CLICK AND CLUNK (COMPARISON)
Click and Clunk is a useful way to motivate students to become involved in monitoring for meaning (Pearson, p. 393). Clicks are portions of the text that are easy to understand. Clunks are problem portions, which can be hard words or confusing sentences. Students use metacognition to try to correct their own reading errors. WHAT IS CLICK AND CLUNK?
When student hits a clunk, they attempt to clarify. Strategies for dealing with clunks might be listed on a chart in the classroom or on a bookmark. If students are unable to resolve a clunk, they can place a sticky note next to the confusing element then get help later. STRATEGIES TO USE
REFERENCES Pearson Custom Education: Developing literacy: LITR 3130. New York: Pearson Learning Solutions, p. 202. Dr. Miller, K. (2010, December 21). Effective reading comprehension techniques: click and clunk. Retrieved from http://www.specialeducationadvisor.com/effective -reading-comprehension-techniques-clicks-and- clunks/