We talk a lot about how good readers ask questions while they are reading.
This morning, I read the boys and girls the first page of One Green Apple by Eve Bunting.
I asked them to write the questions they had from just that one page.
After we posted our questions for others to read, I continued reading the text. It was a really rich experience for the boys and girls because they were able to see how just the first page of a text can grab our attention and get us thinking.
It was a quick activity that took less than 20 minutes, but it helps students see how good readers think critically about the text.