I love Jennifer Serravallo's Reading Strategies book. I reference it often when deciding on mini lessons to teach during reading workshop. I know that purposeful explicit instruction is what will move readers. Visual anchor charts with step by step directions will help students cement their learning.
This product was created to teach the emergent reading strategy: I can talk about characters in books.
I have included an anchor chart. The anchor chart can be either projected or turned into a poster if your district is lucky enough to have a poster maker.
I have also included speech bubbles for you to make for students. I run them off, laminate them, and velcro them onto craft sticks. The students use them as they talk about the characters in their books. My kiddos love anything hands-on that will help them remember the strategy taught!
After, we have spent a week practicing each emergent reading strategy, I put a copy of it in each student's reading binder. When I am conferencing with students individually or working with students in a small group, I like to have the reading strategies at my fingertips. I want to be able to reference my teaching points with each student as effectively and efficiently as possible.