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Printable Bookmarks with Thinking Skills/Thinking Stems/Summaries

I’ve blogged about the successful use of thinking skills in promoting reading comprehension and the huge increase I saw in reading levels here: Reading Levels Jump 5 Months in just 2.5 Months!  

I started thinking how great it would be if each student had a bookmark detailing the thinking skills AND thinking stems/summaries.  So I made a bookmark that includes the thinking skills on one side, and the format for thinking stems and summaries on the back.  The thinking skills mirror those on my Good Reader poster.  The students love them and use them regularly.  Feel free to print the bookmarks out for your own students. 

Side one is here: Bookmark Front
Side two is here: Bookmark Back

Also, if you are interested, here are the rubrics I use for my thinking stems and summaries....


Have fun, and happy reading!

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Comment by Adele Ledoux on April 29, 2011 at 12:27pm
great idea,, is there a way to have student creativity proflied on these bookmarks, maybe half the bookmark..like making it personalized. just a thought.
Comment by Janice Haraz on April 28, 2011 at 8:00pm
Thank you for sharing!

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