Descriptors for "Thinking" and "Talking" Bubbles and an activity called, "My Secret Treat" which introduces students to the concept of a thought - holding an idea in a thinking bubble and "making a talking bubble" to communicate their needs and ideas.
Reading is Thinking Thought Bubbles! Pass out bubbles as they work in small grps & each grp needs to work together to respond to their reading using bubble. Each grp sends one rep to present to class. Bubbles work great for guided reading too.