Have you been wondering how to address the reading of complex informational texts? If so, then you must use the approach known as THIEVES!
Use this mnemonic device before a close read of informational text. It will help activate your students background knowledge and help them to make in depth predictions. It will help set a purpose before reading.
Have students work in groups answering the questions from the THIEVES chart and record them in the graphic organizer. This product is adapted from Ch. 5 in author Sunday Cummins book, Close Reading of Informational Texts (2013).