Do you find that your students race through an assigned reading and at the end can't tell you about anything that they read? Are you looking for a way to slow them down and have them focus on the content of the assigned reading?
Well, then! Do I have a reading strategy for you. It's called coding the text and it's a strategy I used to use quite frequently with my 7's and 8's in History and Geography. I tried it out over the last few days with my Grade 4's in Social Studies and I must say that I am very happy with the results!
I've even created a poster freebie for you over at Thinking of Teaching if you are interested in trying it out. So come on and check it out.