Reading is Thinking!


Hello, all!  It's Andrea from Reading Toward the Stars with a little bit of thinking while reading for everyone!

At this point in the year, I spend a lot of time with my students working on thinking about what they are reading.  We do a lot of comprehension activities that include so many different hands on ways to get kids excited about reading.  We love using this thought bubble to show that we are thinking while we are reading.  You can read more about that on my blog in this {post}.

I read the book Ruby the Copycat to my third grade students, and they used it to tell us what they were thinking while I was reading.

In Ruby the Copycat, Ruby is the new girl in school.  She copies everything the girl in front of her does, resulting in a loss of friendship.  Then she copies her teacher, and her teacher makes it clear that she needs to be herself.

The next day they read books of their choice and wrote something they were thinking while they were reading.


 I love it because we filled up my "Reading is Thinking" bulletin board.  Here is what it looks like now that we have done some reading and thinking!

What fun it is to see what they were thinking while they were reading!  Some of them retold the story, while others told us something the characters could do to solve a problem.

I am linking this up with my own blog's Book Talk Thursday!  If you have good books to share, please feel free to link up anytime! It is open through much of November!
  









6 comments

  1. I love this idea! I've been working on cognitive reading strategies, and this would be a fun way to practice some of those strategies. Pinned it! Thank you.
    Jan
    Laughter and Consistency

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    1. Thanks for pinning! We use this all year long as we are reading. The kids love it! Enjoy! Have a great school year!

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  2. I LOVE the thinking bubble complete with the mustache! I always taught the same mantra that reading is thinking! If you're not thinking, you're not reading. :-) Lauren

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    1. So, so true! They have to think while they are reading, or it means nothing!

      Andrea

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  3. I love the Reading is Thinking display - we're trying to get as many displays up to promote reading in our school corridors as possible at the moment and this will work really well. Thanks!
    Growing Little Learners

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    1. You are welcome! It was an easy one to create too! Sounds like fun in your school.

      Andrea

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