Students use role cards in their book clubs to help guide their discussions. I've used and modified these role cards over the last number of years. I start by introducing a reading strategy using a favorite mentor text. I use chart paper to write a "response" to the mentor text, using the strategy being discussed. Another mentor reading the next day, with partner discussion. This is part of the gradual release. Eventually, students will use these role cards in book clubs and make their own "journal responses", using the strategies.
I like that these role cards can support reading and discussions, without requiring lots of print-outs and corrections.
Questioning, predicting, previewing, evaluating, connecting, clarifying, author's craft, synthesis, character, setting, summarizing, decoding, text features, visualizing, theme, and text structure are all covered here.
I have these printed out on card stock. I hole punch a corner and join the cards to a ring for students. By the end of the year, students have 16 different reading strategy cards to help direct their discussions. You can get all 16 cards here!