These reading thought bubbles are a great reading activity to see what types of questions your students are already aware of at the start of the year. Or it can also be used for test prep or review at other times. You can also help build on their knowledge and use these as anchor charts or reminders throughout the year.
Here’s how I used these in my 6th grade classroom…
We had a thirty minute intervention reading block at my school each day. During that time nearly half of my class was gone to Title I and special education. That means I got to keep the rest of my little scholars and push them with other reading activities! 🙂
When school first started I knew I wanted to get them started on different novels, but we hadn’t done the official testing yet so I didn’t know exactly who were my Title I kiddos and who were not…
In a mild panic, I remembered that Mor had posted about these awhile ago on her blog (which is no longer running). So I went over, grabbed her idea, and had my entire 30 minute block scheduled for six days! 🙂
Here are how our “reading thought bubble” posters or anchor charts turned out —
During Reading Strategies
After Reading Strategies
Before Reading Strategies
I love these and now we are referencing them during our literature circles and reading workshop! Whether you use these reading thought puzzles as posters to reference during the year or make fancier anchor charts (which weren’t really my thing as a teacher), they can be a good assess to the kids.