Hello fellow Café users! Please use this thread to share ideas, lessons, tips, book suggestions, etc. for the above strategy. It will likely be helpful for others if you indicate the grade level your idea would be best for in your title. In order to ease congestion, please keep all other Daily 5/ Café questions to separate threads. J
Be sure to bookmark this thread for future reference. Thanks for sharing!!
I use the lesson in Stephanie Harvey's comprehension toolkit for monitoring comprehension. We generate as a class times that meaning breaks down and then strategies on how to fix it. We then make an anchor chart to hang in the room that the students refer to.
Since starting CAFE, I've noticed the students using the chart a lot more.
I also use Stephanie Harvey's Comprehension Toolkit (Strategies that Work is also a great resource of hers) she uses lots of sticky notes to monitor her thinking as she reads. I've found that just by providing a basket of sticky notes, my kids are much more likely to actually STOP and think about what they are reading and make notes on the stickies about their reading. I can also use the stickies as a spot check to see if they are truly checking for understanding.
I want to thank you for passing on the link also! I just purchased some large checks. I've been looking for checks on and off for a while now to use during Daily Five. I've signed onto ProTeacher because of the info. Thanks.
I would love to order the wood checks but I have no funds either. I will be making the laminated ones as well. Thanks for that link!!! I was going to make plain check marks but those are really cute!!!
I use green, large tongue depressors and put a checkmark and then "for understanding". The kids know to get one before read to someone and the listener holds onto it as a reminder. I use an anchor chart w/ the question words.
I bought the wooden check marks a few years ago, but I also use Christina's for bookmarks. Everyone makes one at the beginning of the year to keep in their books as a marker. I also have just plain paper ones available at all times to use with library books, etc.
I am looking for a kid friendly coaching sheet that has check for comprehension as well as coaching for words. I can't find anything!!! The one below is adorable but has no coaching for words section. I am close to making one myself, but thought I would try to avoid reinventing the wheel if it has already been done! BTW, I teach 2nd grade, so looking for a simple one.