This week, Mrs. Gonzales used two activities to teach fourth-grade students about metacognition, thinking about their thoughts as they read. In the first activity, one student was the reader and the other student was the "think bubble" sharing thoughts about the thinking that was taking place while the reader was reading the book.
In the second activity, students were reading wordless picture books. What better way to practice metacognition than with a wordless picture book. Students had to interpret the story through the illustrations and talk about what they are noticing, what they are wondering about, what questions they are thinking about and what predictions they are making as they "read" the book.