What are Self Monitoring Strategies?
Self-monitoring strategies are plans used to increase independence in academic, behavioral, self-help, and social areas.
What is its purpose?
In reading, the ability to self-monitor meaning enables students to select and use strategies to improve comprehension. Readers who self-monitor know when their reading makes sense and when it does not. If comprehension is blocked, they know what strategies to use to repair it. Self-monitoring is a significant component of comprehension.
- Strategies for Building Vocabulary – A list of self-monitoring strategies to model for your students.
- Flow Chart of Comprehension Monitoring Behaviors – Navigate your students through self-monitoring reading instruction.
- Stop, Ask, Fix: Student Checklist for Monitoring – Use this handout when students are ready to take over the process of self-monitoring in small groups or individually.
- Three Little Pigs: The Wolf’s Story