Teach metacognition with a simple reading salad. Here is a “recipe” of a lesson plan that helps students recognize what metacognition is. Alternate between reading and thinking aloud while using lettuce and tomatoes to model the connections of putting them together to build reading comprehension.
Metacognition Lesson Plan
Students in kindergarten, first grade and second grade can use this to learn how to track their thinking while reading. Using a read aloud/think aloud lesson format, students learn to identify what they are thinking while reading. There is a free download of lettuce cards and tomato cards to build a salad to represent how real reading is a combination of both reading and thinking tossed together…
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