Wait, what is that? Your students are actually reading their books upside down, staring at the ceiling, whispering to their neighbors about eating chicken nuggets for dinner last night, staring at a Microsoft manual (these are first graders - I don't even understanding that stuff - LOL), or walking around "collaborating" with their pals. Ummmm, these kids are NOT reading!
It focuses on Metacognition, thinking about your thinking, and what it really looks like to be a real reader. You can print this out as a poster, kids can put it in their Reader's / Writer's Notebook, or you can use it as a model for making an anchor chart with your students. It works great to create the Real Reader vs. Fake Reader anchor chart together during a mini-lesson focused on what reader's should really be doing.
These ideas and reading strategies were adapted from my favorite comprehension book, Tanny McGregor's Comprehension Connections.
Have you created a Real Readers vs. Fake Readers anchor chart with your students? I would love to see it!!! Please send me a picture or a link and I will post it to my blog.