Debbie also talked about stepping into the story. I tried this today with my first grade friends. As we were reading, I would stop and say to my friends "Who would like to step into the story and give _______ words? They would say what they thought the character was thinking.
(character from the story)
They had fun with this and it also helped them practice their reading strategies.
(Thanks Julene and Karen for giving me the opportunity to go.)