These are two lessons that I do in class to teach students to stop and jot their thinking and reactions to text. The first lesson is an interactive read aloud with the book Crow Boy by Taro Yashima, and the second uses the book Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson. The first prompts students to think about characters' feelings and their reactions to the text, as well as prompting them to predict. The second asks students to infer characters' feelings and to think about the author's message, as well as make connections to the first text. Both lesson address tolerance and respect so they can be used for an anti-bullying program because they lead to great conversations about this topic. Both lessons are written in TC format with all components so they can be considered formal plans. You can revise them and add to them, or take things out according to your teaching style and class needs. Standards are also included.