This is a short mini lesson to introduce or review with students that being a great reader requires several different ingredients. i.e. That reading is not just about being able to decode, there are specific strategies involved, too. The lesson makes a comparison to a cake recipe. Cakes must have certain ingredients to become a good cake, and reading must have certain ingredients to be good reading. This is the perfect lesson to teach before you teach individual reading strategies. This lesson gives an overview.
This purchase includes a Smart Notebook file that is very visual. If you don't have access to Smart Notebook, I have also included the slides as a PDF file. There are teacher notes to read so you understand what I was thinking when I designed each slide. There is also a writing task I have students do after the lesson so they can share their understanding of the lesson, as well as their own additional thoughts they have about reading.