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Strategy Sunday: Error Detection

I have been going through all of my grad school notes and finding a lot of reading strategies that I had forgotten about.  I thought I would share some of the strategies here in case any of you could use them.  

Today's strategy is called Error Detection.  

Purpose: To help students develop self-correction strategies - the words need to look right AND make sense. 

-Familiar Text
-Pocket Chart
-Sentence Strips
-Word Cards

How to do it: 
1. Rewrite the familiar text (or part of it) on sentence strips.
2. Cut each word apart and put them in order in the pocket chart.
3. Replace a few words from the familiar text with new words that wouldn't make sense in context.  For example, replace cat with chicken.  
4. Read it with the class and model how to read for understanding.  "Chicken doesn't make sense in this story! What should be there?"  As the students get used to this activity, they will find the errors on their own.  

I haven't used this strategy yet so no pictures.  I am going to introduce this strategy this week with a very simple snowman poem that I found on Deanna Jump's site.  I will add pictures after the lesson! 

3 comments on "Strategy Sunday: Error Detection"
  1. Great idea, Becky!
    Even my sixth graders can benefit from this one.
    Thanks for the idea.

    Happy Sunday!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  2. Hi Becky,
    Great blog and ideas! I'm glad I found you. You and I have the same blog designer..I just love them. YOu are soo close to 100 followers - I'm your newest. I just hit 100 this weekend. Come visit me sometime. :o)
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

  3. Kim - I'm glad you can use the strategy! I used it this week and my kids BEGGED me to do mroe of them!

    Vicky - I love your blog design! I'm following you now too!


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