Adjust Reading Rate/Rereading

Readers are able to monitor their level of understanding as they read. When reading to remember, readers slow down their reading rate. They often reread parts of the text when they are unsure that they understand. When comprehension breaks down, they adjust their rate, reread, and use other strategies to ensure understanding.

Guiding Questions:

  • If you are reading and not understanding, what can you do?
  • What strategies help readers understand a text?
  • How can slowing down our reading help us comprehend what an author has written?
  • What is fluent reading?
  • Why do readers reread?