We have been doing lots of lessons on metacognition: Thinking about our thinking. This is a Venn Diagram that I found that helps students understand that when we think as we read, and we think about what we are thinking, and then use it towards understanding the book, THIS IS REAL READING! Most of my ideas for these lessons came from the book Comprehension Connections. I love how this book takes things and builds concrete examples for students! @Tanny McGregor.
I had students take what they knew about metacognition and asked them to come up with a number sentence. This is what they came up with! Text + Thinking = Real Reading!