Reading requires thinking. If students only read the words, they will never “get” or comprehend the text. To address this invisible reading process, many teachers introduce Reading Voice and Thinking Voice. However, naming these voices and modeling them a couple times is not enough. These voices are the foundation for teaching all comprehension skills from a surface retell to multi-text synthesis, from thinking about the text to thinking beyond the text.
This 50-minute webinar will reveal the imperative role each voice plays in increasing the quantity and improving the quality of a reader’s thoughts.