While teaching the students about the various comprehension strategies and the importance of all of them, we discuss reading in terms of football. (GO STEELERS by the way!) We talk about the team being on the field in a huddle. I ask them what the players talk about in the huddle (how to win). I then explain that just like football players, we need a plan to "win" at reading. (Analogy adapted from Nancy Boyles' book.) Throughout the lessons, we also discuss having a toolkit to help us "win". The students received their very own Reader's Tool Kit. When we learn a new strategy and practice that straegy we add a tool to the kit. A great song to go with the strategy instruction is Reading is Thinking by Rockin' the Standards.
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