Reading Comprehension Strategy:Click and Clunk Amanda Baker Erika Harris Misty Haney Nehemiah Solomon
Click and Clunk(Comparison) • This strategy is like driving a car. When everything is going smoothly, the car is clicking (Pearson, p. 393). You’re getting to your destination. • When the car hits a pothole, gets stuck in the mud or comes to a big seed bump, then the car is in a clunking phase. Obstacles are hindering you.
What is click and clunk? • Click and Clunk is a useful way to motivate students to become involved in monitoring for meaning (Pearson, p. 393). • Clicks are portions of the text that are easy to understand. • Clunks are problem portions, which can be hard words or confusing sentences. • Students use metacognition to try to correct their own reading errors.
Strategies to Use • When student hits a clunk, they attempt to clarify. • Strategies for dealing with clunks might be listed on a chart in the classroom or on a bookmark. • If students are unable to resolve a clunk, they can place a sticky note next to the confusing element then get help later.
REFERENCES Pearson Custom Education: Developing literacy: LITR 3130. New York: Pearson Learning Solutions, p. 202. Dr. Miller, K. (2010, December 21). Effective reading comprehension techniques: click and clunk. Retrieved from http://www.specialeducationadvisor.com/effective-reading-comprehension-techniques-clicks-and-clunks/