Encourage children to pause after each chapter; once or twice during a picture book; and after each section of a textbook. Show them how you stop, think, and then retell in order to monitor how much you recall. Point out that thinking and retelling reinforces remembering the text. If there is little recall, then reread and try to retell again.
Many students read and have little or no recall. This can be due to an inability to concentrate, to a lack of prior knowledge, or because the vocabulary is too difficult. If after two rereadings the passage still confuses, then students should seek assistance from a peer or the teacher.

Because historical reading normally has a lot of information pausing, thinking, and retelling what you are reading will lower the amount of information that slips through the cracks or is forgotten. Historical concepts and theories can be drawn out at times and have many aspects, this strategy allows the reader to gather all the information and fully grasp its meaning.