Strategy 4: Clarifying
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Children need to monitor for meaning as they read in order to be successful readers. By teaching clarification strategies, readers learn to slow down and problem solve when things do not make sense.
Trench coat, magnifying glass, stop sign that says “Stop and Think”
Accent: Speaks with a British accent
Song: Clarification Rap
Phrase: "I stop and think when the story doesn't make sense"
Teaching Points and Mentor Texts
Stop and think BEFORE you read
Make friends with the book
Zipping Zapping Zooming Bats - Earle
Stop and think WHILE you read
• Read on
• Look for word parts
• Look at the pictures
• Stretch it out slowly
• Get your mouth ready
• Make a mind movie
• Check the dictionary/Ask a buddy
All About Alligators - J. Arnosky
Falling For Rapunzel - Wilcox
Where Are You Going Manyoni? - stock
How Big Is It?
Captain Sky Blue
Stop and think AFTER you read
What was the book about?
Wretched Stone – Van Allsburg
Grandpa’s Teeth - A. Clemente
Feathers and Fools – E. Bunting
The Mary Celeste/Wolf Girls - J. Yolen
Look for word parts
Look at the pictures
Stretch it out slowly
Get your mouth ready
Make a mind movie
Check the dictionary
Or ask a buddy
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