Do you worry about what is really going on inside your students' heads when they are engaging in silent reading activities? If you want to create thoughtful, engaged readers, then make sure to include a mini-lesson on the 3 types of silent reading voices. This set includes 3 larger signs for you to use as you model the different voices to your class. It also includes 3 smaller signs for your students to hold up to practice identifying the different voices.
1. Reciting Voice: You hear the words being read in your mind, but you aren't creating any meaning. It is basically like you are listening to yourself read aloud.
2. Distracting Voice: You are thinking of something else while you read (like pizza day in the cafeteria!). You might lose your place in the story, have trouble remembering what you read or have to reread the same sentence over and over again.
3. Interacting Voice: You are having a conversation with the text. You are visualizing, asking questions, making connections and predictions, inferring, summarizing, etc. You might even respond to the text on post-it notes.
My students always enjoy this lesson and it is one that we constantly refer back to throughout the year.
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