Anyway, this year I'm giving this strategy a whirl. In a nutshell, this book suggests there are six "signposts" to look out for while reading, and when you come across one, you need to stop and ask yourself a question that will help you dig deeper into the text.
Today's signpost was, "Contrasts and Contradictions," and I followed the plan from the book. The kids did great with it! We talked about it, put some notes in our ISN, and then read a short story for some guided practice. Then I had them read a second short story on their own for some independent practice. (I have a full 90 minute block for ELA, so there was plenty of time for all these activities!) All in all, great day! I'm excited to see how the kids do using this strategy this year :)