As we read text, it is important to check for understanding. Our second graders are using a new tool called, “the check for understanding bookmark”. This bookmark reminds us to retell our stories after reading a page or two. If we have difficulty retelling characters, key events setting and other important features, we can go back and reread before we check for understanding again. We can also practice this strategy as we read with our partners to help guide their comprehension. Look for a bookmark to come home today in your child’s Reading Counts book baggie.