Hi, I'm Aimee from Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks.
How do you teach students to think about reading?
We all have those students in our class that can read anything. You know the ones that can decode words like disestablishmentarianism, but the second you ask them to talk about what they've read they're clueless.
I have a class full of above grade level readers this year. They can decode anything! Often we forget that decoding doesn't necessarily mean comprehending. Even the best readers need to be reminded to stop and think while reading. Thinking about reading is one of my favorite strategies to model. I made cards to hold up in my classroom to remind students to stop, think, and question during independent reading time.
I display this card when I want students to read:
My next step is to use the cards during independent reading. Hopefully, within no time, they will become as good at thinking and comprehending as they are at decoding!These cards, along with an included worksheet for students to write their thoughts and questions, are available in my TpT store.