Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
---Richard McKennaLeaving Tracks of Your Thinking
Reader's WorkshopDuring the reader's workshop, students are encouraged to be aware of their thinking in order to promote a deeper understanding for that 'Just Right' book. One strategy, used by students, is to write on sticky notes and place them in their books as they read; it is a way to 'track' their thinking, to self monitor for understanding.
A Reader's Workshop Bookmark!!!
(A reminder of what YOU can write on them……..)
During reading, I can write on my sticky notes that:
- I can make a mental picture.
- I can identify confusing parts of the
- I can identify unfamiliar words and use clues in the text to figure out their meaning.
- I can remember to stop
If necessary, I reread. what I remember. and retell to see
- I can predict and adjust
confirm my thinking. my thinking or
- I can raise questions and
- I can jot down a tough