"Good readers monitor as they read, with the result that the good reader is very metacognitively aware during reading." (Pressley, M., 2002, During reading, para. 8)
Metacognition in the context of comprehending is the ability to be aware of the cognitive orchestration of the various strategies being used to comprehend text. This metacognition is recursive in that the awareness of orchestration shapes, directs, or redirects that orchestration.