“Metacognition” is a word brain scientists use to describe our thinking about our own thinking. Successful learners are aware of how they are thinking about new information, like when they are reading. Below are some habits of mind of successful readers. Reading really is just a form of problem solving or thinking about information you find in a text.
These are also good prompts that parents can use when reading with children at home, to make their thinking visual and to assess if they are understanding the story or information.