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Literacy Tip of the Week - February 1

Miscue Analysis In Running Records - Does It Make Sense?

Does it make sense? (M- Meaning)


Ask yourself, did the meaning or the message of the text influence the error? This includes the illustrations. It is possible that the reader brought a different meaning to the author's text.


Remind/teach students the following so that they can use meaning to solve words quickly.

*The picture will help you think about this part of the story.

*You can think about the story.

*You can think about the story when you look at the pictures.

*You said _______. That doesn't make sense.

*You said _________. That doesn't make sense in the story.

*You said ______. That doesn't make sense in this part of the story.