This is the start of a unit long look at how to read with meta-cognitive skills. It’s about reading with more thought. This means that it is applicable to all reading levels. Strong readers can focus on understanding text from different perspectives while developing readers can focus on understanding.
This introductory activity gets students thinking about how text can be used in different ways and it draws in students to new ways of looking at reading.
I’ve used this lesson with many different students: students aged 8 to 18, students who have low literacy to avid readers, students who are learning English and students who are doing advanced English in high-school. The unit gives students the mental tools to think about their reading differently and as a result it is applicable to many categories of learners.