LITERACY INTERVENTION FOR EVERYONE
Why We Encourage Self-Correcting Strategies
To produce independent and fluent readers whose reading and writing improves whenever they read and write. Taking the initiative to work on a tricky part and making links to sentence structure, phonetic sounds, meaning and visual appearances on their own.
What is Self Correcting Self-monitoring and self correcting are skills used by good readers. When readers are aware of their own mistakes because they are listening to their own voice and analyzing it for content, fluency of meaning and correct pronunciation of the letters it is called self-monitoring. The quotes below are designed to help readers learn to monitor their reading. When we give them the answer we arent helping them to figure it out on their own.
When anything becomes confusing to a reader and they stop to figure out "What message is the author trying to convey?" they are self-correcting. Sometimes it is obvious and the reader rereads the last word theyve read in the proper way and move on. Sometimes, they need to go back a ways to see what the message is.
Some self correcting skills readers should use are:
Monitoring their own reading and writing
Searching their own work for clues in: word sequences, meaning and letter sequences.
Tips for parents on how to guide self correcting.
-Invite the child to examine their own behavior after they have successfully carried out some self correcting in their reading. -Praise the child for repeating what they read. (Don't over do the praising, make it believable) -Point out discrepancies.
-Encourage children to check one strategy against another (spelling, grammar and meaning).
Sample questions to help your child figure out a tricky word instead of telling them the answer.These questions are used to help students gain knowledge and meaning from the text they are reading. When reading with your child please allow them to come to a stopping point before interupting their concentration to question them about mistakes they have made. This gives them time to practice recognizing thier own mistakes. A good place to question would be at the end of a sentence, page or story. Please keep in mind that young readers have a lower frustration thresh hold than we do so don't point out all their mistakes. You might want to point out 1or 2 errors and then 3 places where they did really well and why it was so good.
"Try that again, and think what would make sense."
"What letter would the word ________ begin with?"
"Does that sentence you just read sound right to you? (You may have to tell them some grammar rule like *we never put an ed on the word run.*)
Where was the tricky part?
What did you notice.?
What else do you notice about that sentence?
What letter do you expect to see at the beginning of the word __________ ?, ... at the end?, ... after the M?
Were you right? (After correct as well as incorrect responses.) How did you know?
You said _________ . Can we say it that way?
Check it! Does it look right and sound right to you?