Reading using the strategy, Check For Understanding means: stopping when you read and asking yourself "Who is the story about?" and "What's happening?"
Secret to success:
Knowing you have to understand the who and what in the book.
We are reading the book "Because of Winn-Dixie" to practice checking for understanding. One thing that has happened is: A little girl found a dog and made up the name Winn-Dixie. She took it to her dad.
Who - Winn-Dixie, Opal/India, her dad
Doing what - Winn-Dixie knocked things down in a store, Opal took the dog home and the dad said she can keep Winn-Dixie.
What book are you reading? Who is doing what in your story?