Encourage comprehension of complex texts using this kid-friendly Notice & Note Signposts PowerPoint presentation.
Character Contradictions – When the character does something different from what you would expect, ask yourself why the character is doing that.
Words of the Wiser – When an older or wiser character gives the main character advice, ask yourself what the lesson might be or how it will affect the character’s life.
Aha! Moment – When a character suddenly figures something out or understands something, ask yourself how that moment might change things.
Again and Again – When something is repeated in a book, ask yourself why the author thought it was important enough to repeat.
Memory Moment – When the action is interrupted and the author tells you about a memory, ask yourself why the memory might be important.
Tough Questions – When the character asks themselves a tough question, think about what the tough questions makes you wonder.