Little Miss Teacher Blog

By Clara Fiorentini

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Reading is Thinking

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Teaching readers to look beyond the words on the page is vital. Readers need to practice making meaning from text as they read and read with a purpose.

A term I like to use is 'Reading is Thinking'. By thinking about what we are reading we are practising summarising, inferring, questioning, visualising, connecting and predicting. To help foster this idea, the children need to fully understand each of these terms. Rather than have the panic associated with remembering terms like these off by heart all the time, visual cues or poster prompts can help. 

Prompts aren't just for the children; they can help you, the teacher in remembering what strategies to focus on too! My 'Reading is Thinking' Poster Pack is free to download on


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