A Metacognitive Funnel
For many teachers and students, the metaphor of a “metacognitive funnel” helps them think about and talk about the ways readers’ attention may shift as they read any given text. This resource shows these different areas of attention and gives examples of representative metacognitive statements that apply to each. The goal for readers is to be able to intentionally and strategically focus their attention in ways that will help them accomplish their reading purposes.
This PDF consists of two pages, with two versions of the framework: one that is filled in, and one that is blank for student use.