When students monitor their comprehension, performance, and use of strategies when reading and writing, they build their Metacognition and actively participate in the reading process. Teaching students to self-assess their behavior based on clearly set goals helps develop their Self-regulation and also helps them to monitor their comprehension during reading of complex texts. Research has shown that when students are prompted to monitor their understanding during reading, their comprehension improves.
Watch how these middle school students self-monitor their performance individually and in a group. By unpacking objectives, completing a formative assessment, and completing a reflective journaling activity, these students are equipped to assess their own understanding of the material.
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Learn how this prototype self-monitoring app prompts students to rate their behavior at regular intervals. Students reflect and self-assess their behavior against specific goals. By tracking their progress, students independently self-monitor how successful they are in reaching their goals.
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