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The Best Reading You Can Do: Defining Close Reading

Blame the New Critics, blame the Common Core, but there’s no avoiding the term close reading in today’s ELA classroom. On the surface it sounds easy enough—get up close and personal with a book—but looking around, there are as many definitions of close reading as there are strategies to teach it. 360 more words

Coleman Corps

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities,

but in the expert’s there are few 

~ Shunryu Suzuki

Hard to imagine an applicant for a teaching job explaining to the panel of educators interviewing him/her that he really doesn’t give a shit what his students or their parents think or feel…or joking about the fact that she really isn’t qualified to teach the position she is applying for. 1,130 more words

AP Lit Lessons for the ELA Middle School Classroom

AP Lit Lessons for the ELA Middle School Classroom

This past week I had the opportunity to participate in an AP Literature & Composition Summer institute… 1,234 more words


Short Thoughts: Words

If I say perfect, what comes to mind?

I recently finished reading Asa Briggs’ Victorian Things and as I got to the end of the book, I noticed I was seeing the word  347 more words

Close Reading

Book and Activity Suggestions to Match Your Summer Adventure: Outdoor Summer Concerts!

Each week this summer, we are pairing Lee & Low titles to your favorite summer destinations with fun activities!

Summer is an incredible time to hear and enjoy music. 593 more words

Educator Resources

Stressed out? Take a break and read!

Real Simple magazine posted an article about reading recently. The gist is that due to so much time spent “screen reading,” people can get a little rusty when they want to read something for fun.  311 more words

Adolescent Reading

Reading fiction improves college and career readiness

From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings. 538 more words