Monitor and Clarify Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Monitor and Clarify Worksheet?

‘Monitor and clarify’ refers to an educational strategy used to help students identify problem areas when trying to understand any reading material and then using strategies to help them through those parts. It requires them to highlight the parts where they could not understand the meaning of what they were reading, then think about what they can do to fix this problem using ‘fix-up’ strategies.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will provide a simple template that educators can use to help their students monitor their problems areas while reading and write down their ‘fix-up’ strategies to help improve their comprehension of the reading material in question. It will not only help their reading comprehension skills but also teach them problem solving skills. 

How to use this worksheet?

Once the students have been assigned some reading material as a task, instruct them to use the worksheet to note down the page number where the problem area is, specify the particular problem (word meaning or pronunciation, phrase, language, paragraph)  and what fix up strategy they plan on using. 

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