Monitor for Meaning

1. When do I write a Monitor for Meaning post it?

When you don’t know what a word or phrase means or an idea or concept is confusing, write a Monitor for meaning post it.

2. What do I write?

Refer to the part of the text you don’t understand and also try to use context clues to guess what the word or phrase means.

You can (but don’t have to) use the following starters:

“What does…mean?  Is it…? Or…?”

“Why does the author bring up…? I think he means…”

3. Excellent example

“What is a burgess? If the lawmaking body is called the House of Burgresses maybe a Burgress is a law or a person who makes laws.”


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