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"Follow Your Thinking Tracks" - Active Reading Strategy Pack

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"Follow Your Thinking Tracks" is a great active reading strategy for students to record their thinking while reading. Not only does it help students monitor their understanding of text, but it provides a post-reading opportunity for students to share and reflect on their "road map" of recorded thoughts - essentially, their thinking tracks! This strategy is perfect for literacy across the content-areas and can be modified for ALL grade-levels.

This 34-page "Classroom Strategy Pack" Includes:
- 13 Wall Posters (with labels)
- 12 Graphic Organizers
- 3 Student Reference Sheets
- 1 Sheet of ThinkMarks (bookmarks)

Download the PREVIEW for thumbnails of all 34 pages!


Check out my blog post on how to implement this great strategy in your classroom (copy & paste the URL in your browser: Follow Your Thinking Tracks

Email msjordanreads@gmail.com with any questions!

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On  October 14, 2013Karin Mantell (TpT Seller) said:
OMG I LOVE THIS IDEA!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this!!! I am really excited to use this with my kids this year!!! Last year we called them "Thinkmarks," but I like "Thinking Tracks" MUCH better!!!!! It makes their thought processes so much more connected to what they're doing as readers!!! Who knew a shift in a few words would make so much more sense! I hope it helps the kids see how important their "thinking tracks" are to their comprehension, too!!! Wow, I sure did use a LOT of exclamation points!!! Yes, I get really excited over cool teaching ideas! Thanks again!
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On  August 18, 2013,  Sharon R. said:
I cannot wait to use this resource! This is a great way to model and support how to keep track of thinking. Thanks!
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Perfect addition to my Reader's Workshop. Thanks for your work.
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I first saw thinking tracks at a professional development, and here it is. Thank you! Can't wait to use this!
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This is a creative way for the kids to track their thinking. Thanks!
On  July 23, 2012MsJordanReads answered:
Thanks! Hope you find it helpful!
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On  June 7, 2012Heather Temske (TpT Seller) said:
Great idea. I like the tracks and bubbles to help it stick.
On  July 23, 2012MsJordanReads answered:
Thanks! Hope your students were able to benefit from this comprehension resource!
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On  May 13, 2012,  Buyer said:
I love this idea and having kids track their thinking. Already have them laminated and ready for fall!
On  July 23, 2012MsJordanReads answered:
So great to hear! I love using thinking tracks with my students and they seem to really like it. Hope it goes well for you! :)
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On  May 6, 2012,  Jennifer K. said:
Great way for kids to track their thinking
On  July 23, 2012MsJordanReads answered:
Thanks! Be sure to check out my blog post for more information about Thinking Tracks (http://kristinmjordan.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/follow-your-thinking-tracks/). :)
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On  March 13, 2012,  Buyer said:
I love this concept and I look forward to trying it out. I'd like to hear or read more about exactly how you implement it in the classroom. Do you focus on one skill at a time, for a week or so?
On  March 13, 2012MsJordanReads answered:
I usually spend at least a week on each strategy in the beginning of the year before having the students use them all together. I model, model, model using think-alouds and shared text (marking the text up with underlining and coding) and SHOW the students how I code and record my thinking. The graphic organizers you choose to use are up to you. I usually start with the individual ones as I introduce each, and then later switch the the blank page with just the thinking bubbles.

Please visit my blog for my post about "Thinking Tracks!" - http://kristinmjordan.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/follow-your-thinking-tracks/

I'd be happy to answer additional questions via email (msjordanreads@gmail.com) or through my blog! :)
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On  January 19, 2012,  Buyer said:
found a link to this from pinterest. even though this is designed for children, i appreciate the prompts for thinking your way through new material. very useful for me - thanks!
On  January 19, 2012MsJordanReads answered:
Thank you for your purchase and feedback! I'm glad you found this useful!
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"Follow Your Thinking Tracks" - Active Reading Strategy Pack
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"Follow Your Thinking Tracks" - Active Reading Strategy Pack
"Follow Your Thinking Tracks" - Active Reading Strategy Pack