I have found a new resource that is so so awesome for me as a teacher and it's called The Teaching Channel and is an online resource. While I was looking around on it, I found this awesome reading strategy that is used and is completely student led! Go to this link to check it out... Students started the day before with a focus question when reading a non-fiction passage and came up with key vocabulary related to the focus question. The next day, students led the discussion to decide whether to keep, junk, or cloud the words. Students had to justify their answers and they all showed their opinions by putting up their fingers- 1 for keep, 2 for junk, and 3 for cloud. I just think this is brilliant and love that people share their great ideas!