Answer: When finished with learning about a topic or a unit, have students reflect on what they have learned and have them set new goals for themselves.
> “Explain what reflection is and how it works”
> “Demonstrate how to reflect.”
> “Guide students to apply reflection to something they have learned.”
> Conclude with “My new goal is to….”
Comment: Reflection is good. Frankly, I never thought I needed to teach students how to reflect. I think it’s a great idea. RayS.
Adapted from Maureen McLaughlin’s Guided Comprehension in the Primary Grades (2nd ed.) Reading Teacher (April 2012), 477-479.