Lesson Plan

Readers Record Their Thinking

It is important for students to stop and think as they read. This activity/lesson is a fun and quick way to see how students are thinking as they read.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use sticky notes to record their thinking while reading and talk about their thinking with a partner.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Pick a grade-appropriate book you that is familiar to the class-something you may have read a couple of times in class and is a quick read aloud (like No, David!). You will have already gone through the book and marked three pages with sticky notes using the symbols on the chart.
  • Tell students that you are going to read a story that is familiar to them, but this time you took notes to record your thinking while you read. And that is what they are going to do today: Use sticky notes to record their thoughts and feelings as they read, and then share these notes with a partner.