and will probably write about it each month featuring a different strategy. The first month was on monitoring. I did a think aloud on adding integers–something they’ve already done; the students were to then do the same with rational numbers, specifically negative decimals. Kids really don’t focus on reading and that’s a problem not only in math, but in learning in general. The next strategy is determining importance. That’s where I thought your research was handy. Thanks for sharing your work! ]]>

I’m interested to hear how you’re reinforcing reading strategies in math. I see this as a low point for nearly all my students, from not reading directions carefully (if at all!), to missing key information, to finding answers to questions that weren’t actually the questions asked. Have you blogged about what you’re doing?

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