This guide can be used in 3 different ways depending on where your students are on the continuum of the gradual release of responsibility.
The first way to use this guide is by modeling the use of comprehension strategies for your students. When the guide is used in this way, you would just make a copy of it for yourself in order to introduce students to new vocabulary before the chapter, remind yourself of think aloud stopping points while reading aloud, and introduce students to coding a text using 4 reading strategies.
If you have already provided your students with an adequate amount of modeling and feel that they are ready for guided practice, you can print copies for your students so that they can respond to the prompts that follow each comprehension stopping point independently.
A third way to use the guide is for guided reading. This method requires students to annotate or code the text at each comprehension stopping point so that a discussion can occur at the end of the chapter. If using this method, it will be necessary for you to mark the book of each student with a small sticky flag at each comprehension stopping point. Page numbers, quotes, and paragraph numbers are included in order to expedite the book marking process. This process can be rather tedious, but the results that it produces are well worth the time investment.
Each chapter of the guide also comes with a chapter wrap-up at the end. Chapter wrap-ups require students to evaluate, make predictions, or visualize. These reflection activities can be used for all students regardless of which of the above uses of the guide is right for your class.