I've been focused on helping my nine year old son with his reading this summer. I came across Cris Tovani's name in a post on Julie Peterson's blog.I think my son struggles with thinking while reading. Cris Tovani's book I Read It, but I Don't Get It may be just what we need. My plan so far has been reading ahead in whatever book my son is reading. We discuss what he has already read and make some predictions. I'm also choosing a few words from each chapter to do some word work with before he reads. Sometimes I listen while he reads and support him as necessary.
Here's a video with Cris Tovani. I'm ording I Read It, but I Don't Get It today.