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.