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.
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!