The best readers constantly monitor their thinking as the read. They ask themselves questions that lead to deeper understanding. They discover ideas and evidence in the text. They form theories about what is happening and why it happens. That is A Thinking Kind of Reading. It leads to comprehension on a deeper level.
This simple chart will help students record their thinking so they can share it with the teacher and classmates. They also get a permanent record of their thinking to refer to back to it.
It works with textbooks, whole class novels and independent reading workshop books.
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