Section 6 is so helpful in teaching how to explain the signposts to your class. It also gives some text suggestions and some models for teaching the signposts to your students. I'm so excited about all I'm learning this summer and planning for next year. I'm ready to dig into planning for the beginning of the year and my reader's response journals. My plan is to start the year off with a lesson each day to introduce each of the signposts using short texts. Then, I'll continue to support students as we read our class novel together. Students will then have more of their own opportunity to find examples of signposts in their literature circle texts. My biggest hurdle is going to be training myself to use that generalizable language.
One conundrum that I have is in regards to the anchor charts. I'm debating between making the chart before hand and making it during the lesson with the students. I've held the position that students take more ownership and use if you build the chart together, but my students didn't use it much. So, I wonder if it really matters. What are your thoughts on the matter?