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Check for Understanding

Check for Understanding

A comprehension strategy that teaches children to stop frequently and check, or monitor, whether they understand what they are reading. This typically is a quick summary of what they've read, starting with "who" and "what".

Downloads

Ready Reference Guide—Check for Understanding
Assessment for Learning—Check for Understanding
Articles

Lesson 1 - Beginning The Literacy Cafe Menu: Check for Understanding (ARTICLE)
Check for Understanding using Sticky Notes (LESSON)
Videos

Check for Understanding; Modeling the Secret (VIDEO)
Check for Understanding Whole Group (VIDEO)
Check for Understanding - Whole Group lesson (VIDEO)
Debrief Check for Understanding and Coaching (VIDEO)
Different Reading Levels and Books During Small Group Instruction (VIDEO)
Small Group - Check Understanding (VIDEO)
Check Understanding, second in a series (VIDEO)
Remember What I Read (VIDEO)
Dual Purpose Small Group Lesson (VIDEO)
Coaching the Teacher and Student (VIDEO)
Books

A Seed Is Sleepy
Alice the Fairy
Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox
Chloe and the Lion
Four Famished Foxes and Foskyke
How Murray Saved Christmas
Little Rooster's Diamond Button
Pete the Cat
Please, Louise
Sofa Boy
That Book Woman
The Golden Rule
The Recess Queen
The Wizard
The Woods
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy
Underground; Finding the Light to Freedom
Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku
Zoom Broom
Parent Pipeline

Check for Understanding
Materials

FAQ - Where can I get the checkmarks?