Presentation on theme: "A Self-Monitoring Strategy for Reading"— Presentation transcript:
1A Self-Monitoring Strategy for Reading Click & ClunkA Self-Monitoring Strategy for ReadingJordan, 2011
2What does it mean to monitor someone or something? A heart monitor monitors your heartA teacher monitors her classroomA lunch monitor monitors a cafeteriaA police officer monitors a town or communityWhat does it mean to monitor someone or something?
3Merriam-Webster Dictionary Definition Monitor (verb) = to watch, keep track of, or check (usually for a special purpose)
4What does it mean to monitor our reading? To keep track of the words we read and what they meanTo be active readers and pay attention to when we are understanding (or failing to understand )To identify where comprehension “breakdowns” so we can go back and fix up our understanding!
5What is Click & Clunk?“Click & Clunk” is a tool for self-monitoring our comprehensionWhen we understand what we are reading, everything CLICKS into placeSometimes we hit a CLUNK – a word, phrase, or idea that is a point of confusion – and we need to repair it so it becomes a CLICK
6… even the best readers run into clunks now and then in their reading! Pssst….… even the best readers run into clunks now and then in their reading!
7“Click” Continue Reading! You UNDERSTAND what you’re reading You can read all the words and can summarize what you’ve read so farYou don’t need to stop…Continue Reading!
8Stop & Fix until it CLICKS! “Clunk”You DO NOT UNDERSTAND what you’re readingYou are stuck on a word, sentence, or paragraphYou need to stop and go back to fix your understanding…Stop & Fix until it CLICKS!
9How do we repair our “Clunks”? Decide if it is a comprehension or a decoding clunk, then use…Comprehension Fix-Up StrategiesDecoding (Word Attack) Fix-Up Strategies
10How do we know if it’s a Comprehension “Clunk”? At the end of a sentence, ask yourself:“Did I understand this sentence?”At the end of a paragraph, ask yourself:“What did the paragraph say?”At the end of a page, ask yourself:“What do I remember?”Use Jim Wright’s “My Reading Check Sheet” or Comprehension Fix-Up strategies if you are unable to answer these questions easily!
11Comprehension Fix-Up Strategies Try going back and rereading first!Other Strategies:Read Ahead! (then come back)Adjust reading pace (slow down!)Use text features (pictures, drawings, charts, tables, diagrams, etc.)Use context clues (sentence or paragraph)
13How do we know if it’s a Decoding “Clunk”? Try the challenging word and ask yourself:“Does it look right?”“Does it sound right?”“Does it make sense?”
14Decoding Fix-Up Strategies Get your mouth ready with the first soundPlug in a word that makes sense (use context clues and background knowledge)Skip the word and read ahead (go back and plug in one that makes sense)Look for familiar word parts (prefix, suffix, root words)Break the word up and look for familiar word chunks (“chunk it out”)Sound it out
16Self-monitoring is a continuous process or cycle during reading! Read until you reach a stopping point or you identify a “clunk”THINK“Am I understanding what I’m reading?”(Can you sum up what you’ve read so far?)STOP or GOIf you clunk, fix it up!If you click, keep on going.
17Let’s Try It!Everyone has a cell phone these days. They are ubiquitous but I don’t have one yet. Their use in movie theaters and restaurants is disconcerting.Street racing is unlawful and very dangerous. Police officers are always watching for street racers.There were a plethora of ice cream choices and I had a hard time choosing.
18Let’s Try It! (cont.)The firemen rushed to the scene in their tricycles. At the scene of the fire, they pulled out the big houses from the truck and painted the house in the direction of the fire.The firemen rushed to the scene in their fire trucks. At the scene of the fire, they pulled out the big hoses from the truck and pointed the hose in the direction of the fire.
19The Bigger PictureThe strategy of “Click & Clunk” is part of a bigger goal: STRATEGIC READINGGood readers use many strategies to actively read and think about a textClick & Clunk, along with “Sum It Up!”, are smaller strategies within a larger cycle of strategies that all good readers apply during reading!