The Educator's PLN

The personal learning network for educators

It's Good Reader Boy! 3:30 Weekdays...

I’ve wanted to come up with a clever way for students to remember their thinking for reading strategies.  A list just seems too boring.  One thing I’ve learned in BrainSMART is to connect information to parts of the body to make it more memorable.  So I came up with this Good Reader Boy poster!
 
The poster connects like this:

Head: Think. Good readers monitor their own thinking while reading.

Eyes: Infer.  Good readers look for clues in their text or their own schema to draw conclusions, make predictions, and more.

Nose: Importance . Good readers sniff out important details and summarize key points.

Mouth: Questions.  Good readers ask questions before, during and after reading.

Heart: Visualize. Good readers love to make brain-movies when reading to fill in details missing from text.

Stomach: Schema.  Good readers are hungry to connect things in their text to what they already know.

Waist: Purpose. Good readers don’t waste time…they choose a purpose for reading and choose the best strategy.

Hands: Synthesize. Good readers can ‘put it all together’ to retell and summarize beyond the basic information.

Knees: Monitor Comprehension.  Good readers know they need to understand text. They know what to do if they don’t understand the text.

Feet: Text Structure.  Good readers have a firm understanding of the elements of a story and use it to help them understand the text.

Is the little fella a little…um…disproportionate? Yes, but I’m going with the “it adds character” excuse!  I can’t wait to share this with the students Monday!

Views: 1248

Comment

You need to be a member of The Educator's PLN to add comments!

Join The Educator's PLN

Comment by Leslie Raffelson on February 14, 2011 at 2:31pm

This is a great idea!

 

For those wanting to incorporate with students, how about taking the students picture and letting them draw using word, onenote, paint, etc. You could even print out their pictures in the center of the paper and let them label the pieces as you explain and talk about it. 

Just some integration ideas. I love the concept! Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Diane Dahl on February 13, 2011 at 6:28pm
My husband and I drew it.  Thanks!
Comment by Jeanette Morehouse on February 13, 2011 at 7:46am
Wow! That's a great idea! We're just about to head into Book Week so great timing! Thanks.
Comment by Joanne Kaminski on February 12, 2011 at 1:36am
I love this.  Thanks for sharing it.  It is a wonderful illustration of the reading process.

About

Thomas Whitby created this Ning Network.

Latest Activity

Shawn Mitchell replied to Tata Nech's discussion Hey People
"i hope you are good in this time. and you can learn new things about tech & e-learning and too many things. And i want to read more blogs about it."
May 7
Shawn Mitchell replied to George Danke's discussion Integration with The Latest Technology in Education Field
"Condition is worse due to Covid we cannot go anywhere and even universities and research labs are closed. Hope the situation will be normal soon. Then we can think about something else"
Apr 29
Tata Nech posted a blog post

More Than a Sport: A Look at Scootering’s Evolution

Too many people do not have a clear idea about what is a Scooter; and much less than there is a sport based on it. Besides, it is a sport that has evolved a lot from its beginning, but if you do not know too much about the sport is hard to see it as more than a kid game.However, this sport is more than just kids and young people making scooter tricks in a square; scootering is a kind of culture and a lifestyle that has more than 20 years growing to become what it is today.For this reason, we…See More
Apr 24
Shawn Mitchell replied to Rob Schoonveld's discussion Twitter vs Edupln
"My preference is this website is best. Twitter is used for social purpose and EDUPLN is used for professional discussion which you cannot discuss on social platforms."
Apr 14
Shawn Mitchell replied to Shanshan Ma's discussion Personalized learning network and social media
"Hi, There are too many platforms of social media and the member of those platform discuss so many things and participate. So it depends only on you where do you want to discuss."
Apr 14
Shawn Mitchell replied to Nanacy Lin's discussion Future Of Education
"Now a days AI is best technology to learn because it is the future."
Apr 12
Joe Silva updated their profile
Apr 11
Profile IconStuart Jones, Sarah Kiefer, Corina Gamez and 5 more joined The Educator's PLN
Apr 11

Events

© 2021   Created by Thomas Whitby.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service