For your consideration: What graphic novels might work to demonstrate and model synthesis?
For your consideration: What books or poems do you teach in which visualizing would be a critical or valuable strategy? Explain how you might use the strategy.
For your consideration: What activities/assignments do you do in science and social studies where you might connect and need this "determining importance" lesson?
For your consideration: What songs, besides those listed in the chapter, could you use in order to encourage questioning?
For your consideration: What "guessing games" do you use frequently to help students grow their ability to infer?
For your consideration: How do you keep students from getting caught up in long stories, always making their own text-to-self connections, which can get the class side-tracked?
For your consideration: How many demonstrations of "text-thinking" will need to happen for students to internalize and use that strategy?
For your consideration: How do you use thinking and talking as part of your language arts instruction?
Thank you for being a part of our summer professional reading book club. For each chapter of Comprehension Connections, I will create a post.