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Cross Check-
Double Check

Keys for the Teacher
Beginning readers often think that reading is one long series of words. They continue reading even when decoding breaks down and meaning is lost. Cross Check-Double Check is a strategy that helps students determine if pictures, letters and words make sense and align with what is on the page. Teach children to ask the questions: “Does it sound right? Does it look right? Does it make sense?”

Keys for the Children
Good readers stop when a word doesn’t make sense and try to fix it before beginning to read again.

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