The only "dumb" question is the one you don't ask? So they say? Use sticky notes as a quick fast way to ask questions about our reading. These 1st graders went on a picture walk of a nonfiction text about Honeybees and then developed questions they might have after looking at the pictures. Quickly jot down those questions, place them in front of the text and then have the students stick them on the page where they find the answer. Not all questions get answered, that's okay. Google is always here to save the day!
Why Teach Reading Comprehension?
Well, because it's the MOST important thing of course. I always say to parents, it doesn't matter what level your child is reading, whether they UNDERSTAND the story is most important. Can't remember the last time I was out with colleagues or girlfriends discussing our reading levels, but I've been in a book club or two...talking about stories.