The Thinking Matrix

The Thinking Matrix

Today the kids were introduced to The Thinking Matrix. This is a six-component method we will use throughout the year to increase our skills of interpreting and responding to texts. To begin our journey, I read Stone Soup by Jon J Muth.


We spent some time discussing the lesson the story taught us and relating it to our classroom. I have to tell you that I feel very fortunate to have such a wonderful and kind group of kids.


The first stage of the Thinking Matrix is the Retell/Summary component. After reviewing the description of a retell/summary, we talked about sentence starters and the success criteria. It’s also posted in our classroom to help the kids be successful:


They worked in groups to create a retell/summary response for the story. We only got about halfway through so today was a to be continued…






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