• 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 McKenna
    child in tree

    Leaving Tracks of Your Thinking             paw prints

    Reader's Workshop

                  During 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!!!

     Sticky Notes:

    (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 
               text and reread them.

    • I can identify unfamiliar words and use clues                                                                                                        in the text to figure out their meaning.

    • I can remember to stop
              and retell to see what I remember.                                                                                                         If necessary, I reread.

    • I can predict and adjust
               my thinking or confirm my thinking.

    • I can raise questions and
               read to find answers.
    • I can jot down a tough
               word I don’t know.


Last Modified on June 17, 2011