Dr. Louisa Moats, contributing author to the Common Core State Standards, answers the question here.
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Close reading is one of the buzz words that is being emphasized with the Common Core Learning Standards. By close reading I am interpreting as the reading, rereading, and analysis of text for the purpose to understand it more deeply. 614 more words
One of the components of Close Reading is annotation, in which the students read short, complex text adding annotations as they read. Students might circle words or phrases that are powerful, underline those that are confusing, indicate big events or when a character shows strong emotion, and write questions or thoughts. 1,011 more words
“There is a time for everything.” Ecclesiastes 3:1
In Language Arts instruction, I believe this applies. There are many components to a balanced reading program: teacher read-alouds, independent reading, oral reading/fluency practice, literature circles or book clubs, phonics and sight words (perhaps), journaling, vocabulary, word work, spelling. 998 more words
So, that allusion sounded a heck of a lot better in my head. Think roses and smelling as sweet and so forth. Ah, see…there it is. 1,170 more words
In the movie American Beauty we are introduced to the Burnham family. The family consist of Lester Burnham, Carolyn Burnham, and Jane Burnham. Throughout the movie we are shown their daily lives, and how dysfunctional their relationship to one another are. 243 more words