Checking for understanding while reading is such a vital strategy it is typically the very first strategy we teach each year, regardless of the grade level. In this video, Janet models the strategy for a group of first graders.
Does conferring feel like a mystery or guarded secret to you? Are you wondering what a conference really looks and sounds like? Gail demonstrates that it isn't scary or complicated, just a combination of thinking, modeling, practicing, and learning.
We may assume students know the many idiosyncrasies involved in everyday reading, and find out differently when we probe a little bit. In this video clip, Janet models the strategy of Check for understanding as she models asking herself to "Remember What I just Read".