Reading is Thinking!

This is the culminating poster word-smithed by 2nd and 3rd grade reading groups at the end of the 3rd quarter. I made it into a poster but they were the contributors.  After spending the entire quarter teaching them the importance to "leave tracks in their thinking" (Harvey & Goudvis, 2008) they really started to pay attention to that little voice in their head that makes all the thinking chatter during oral and silent reading.  

During my mini-lessons, I would model the use of a Text/My Thinking T-chart and create anchor charts for them to refer back to.  I initially began the discussion by introducing them to the whole idea of "Stop, Think & Jot" anchor chart I found on Pinterest, a great place to get ideas, old and new to refine and/or make better). 

During guided reading, I would also reinforce this strategy while they were reading informational text about Soils.  This article about soils, I cut and pasted from the Internet into a Word document where I had created the T-Chart template....I guided them through their thinking of non-fiction text on the left and right side of the T-Chart.  Here is a student sample:

Students continued to demonstrate this strategy of keeping track of their thinking by using this Text/My Thinking T-Chart in their Reading Response Notebooks.  



Beg, Borrow, and Teach! said...

Thank you for sharing the "Reading is Thinking" poster! I especially love "confusion is thinking". I never thought of it that way before!

Josh Bennett said...

I repinned your pins this afternoon! LOVE these anchor charts and thank you so much for sharing them! :)

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Shannon said...

Thinking is one of the hardest things to teach to my 6th graders. They are great at memorizing, but not thinking.

I will be teaching science next year instead of reading and want to incorporate non-fiction reading strategies into my lessons-hope to get lots of help on your blog! :)


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