We have a
little LOT of trouble remembering what we read. We tend to recite the words on a page and not bother to process anything. When the questioning standard came around I scoured Pinterest to find an activity to hold my kids accountable. We focus on each standard for a week (and then review in small groups of course). This week, I chose a book for each day and traced these giant thought bubbles onto butcher paper. I asked my kiddos to come up with a question either before, during, or after reading. They got so excited when they realized I was writing it on the thought bubble. They were proud of their questions, and showed ownership. They were finally listening and thinking! We put them up in the hall for a while and they had fun pointing out their questions to their friends in other classrooms. I know it's simple, but it was worth it! They woke up and realized what it truly means to read.