When we read, we hear voices in our head. The reading voice just reads the words. The thinking voice and conversation voice interacts with and responds to the text being read. The distracting voice takes you off track, pulls the reader away from the text, and doesn’t stay grounded in the text. ”
This product contains posters of the 3 Reading Voices:
Refer to these posters when you model and guide your students to stop and think, make predictions, go back and reread and pause at the end of the page. In her work, Comprehension and Collaboration: Inquiry Circles in Action, Stephanie Harvey outlines an entire lesson plan to connect and engage, model, guide, collaborate, and share the learning.
What is the advantage of teaching, modeling, and guiding students to listen to the voices in their head and leave tracks of your thinking? This metacognitive thinking is the bridge to Accountable Talk in our classrooms. Both metacognitive thinking and accountable talk build comprehension and content knowledge. Our goal is for our students to continue to listen to their inner voice when they read independently.