Do you include independent reading time in your reading program? If so, you’ll enjoy this strategy that a teacher shared recently during a literacy workshop. I typed it up and added it to the Reading Workshop page on Teaching Resources with her permission.
With Hot Spots, students use sticky notes in two different colors to flag words in their text that they don’t understand. If they are able to figure out the word later from context clues, they change the sticky note to a different color. Students leave the sticky notes in their books to discuss with you during your next individual reading conference or small group meeting.
The entire strategy is described in a one-page freebie available on Teaching Resources. Thanks to Wanda O’Neal from North Carolina for this strategy! Be sure to check out the other free resources on my Reading Workshop page including my free Reading Workshop webinar and literacy printables!