Head and eyes and mouth and brain. Work together when we train. Readers need a busy brain. Working hard to make good grades. Head and eyes and mouth and brain. Work together when we train. BUSY BRAIN SONG“Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Hands and mouth, eyes and brain. Eyes and brain. Hands and mouth, eyes and brain. Eyes and brain. Hands and mouth, eyes and brain. High five reading power. HARRY POSTER SONG“Head and Shoulders”
We’ve got metacognition Running through our minds. We’ve got metacognition And isn’t hard to find. Can’t your hear our thoughts a calling? Listen to my song. We’ve got metacognition Learning all day long. METACOGNITION SONG“I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”
Schema, schema, schema, schema. What I know, watch it grow. I can read a new book. I can take a good look. Schema grows. Schema grows. SCHEMA SONG“Are You Sleeping?”
I’m reading a story and my brain says HEY! This story reminds me of the other day. It’s called a connection from text to self. The story reminds me I’ve done this myself. I’m reading a story and my brain says LOOK! This story reminds me of that other book. It’s called a connection from text to text. My brain remembers and does a quick check. CONNECTIONS SONG“On Top of Spaghetti”
I’m reading a story and my brain says WOW! This story reminds me Of news happening now. It’s called a connection from text to world. It makes my brain flutter, sputter and whirl. CONNECTIONS SONG Cont.
Oh, I wonder. Oh, I wonder. Oh, I wonder when I read. All good readers ask deep questions And they wonder when they read. Sometimes when I ask a question And I turn the page to look. I find the answer to my question And it’s right there in the book. QUESTIONING SONG“Clementine”
But sometimes I can’t find the answer Even though the story’s read. So I have to find the answer To the question in my head. QUESTIONING SONG Cont.
When my teacher reads a book Then my brain begins to look. Seeing pictures in my head As the story’s being read. Making pictures me and you. You can think some pictures, too. VISUALIZING SONG“Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Sometimes when you’re reading a story. The words are not all there for you. So being a good book detective Will help you find any clue. CHORUS Infer, infer. Filling in what’s not in the book. Infer, infer. It’s taking a much closer look. INFERRING SONG“My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean”
Some authors leave clues in the pictures. Some authors leave clues in the text. They give you just part of the story And want you to fill in the rest. (CHORUS) So when you are reading a story Be careful to read what is there. But then figure out what is missing Now you are inferring with flair! (CHORUS) INFERRING SONGCont.
REFRAIN Synthesize, synthesize. Your brain gears start to move. Read a bit, think a lot. Your thinking starts to change. Synthesize, synthesize. Your thinking will transform. Read some more, think some more. Now you can synthesize. SYNTHESIZE“Jingle Bells”