Howdy! Jen Bradshaw here from
Colonel Sanders doesn't have anything on this SECRET recipe!
If your kiddos are struggling with actually thinking while they are reading, this FREEBIE will be perfect for your classroom.
I use this Recipe for Reading Success anchor chart in a mini-lesson to show my students that they have to actively use equal parts of the ingredients...reading the text and THINKING....at the same time.
When I am doing this lesson with my students, I try to use as much "recipe and cooking" language as I possibly can. I usually use this the day after I do a lesson where we make the real reading salad that Tanny McGregor discusses in her book, Comprehension Connections. However, this is a standalone lesson and does not require that you do the reading salad lesson. I do go into greater detail on my blog, so you can read more about it there.
Included in the free download is a student recipe card where they can fill in the important parts on their own. I like for my kiddos to cut it out and add it to their reading response journals so they can refer back to it as needed. I have seen students make a great deal of progress in reading comprehension after this lesson.
To get your very own free copy of the Recipe for Reading Success, please click here or on the graphic.