Monitoring your Reading
Readers expect that what they read will make sense. Good readers have strategies to help them check whether or not they understand what they are reading. One way to check or self-monitor what you are reading is to simply stop and ask: Does this make sense? If your answer is no, one strategy that good readers use is to go back to the text to find more information.
Reading is making meaning and not just saying the words.
*Good readers always ask themselves, "Does this make sense?"
*If you do not understand a text look for clues in the pictures and title.
*If you do not understand what you are reading, ask yourself if there is a word you do not know. (Intermediate and middle school students)
* Reading is a complex process that requires constant monitoring of meaning.
* Good readers encouter text they cannot understand.
* When you do not understand what you are reading, try to determine the interference.
*Rereading text and reading ahead are good' strategies to increase understanding.