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Close Reading Demo Lesson

Last week I wrote about the memo I sent to teachers for the beginning of the year.  Although I have not yet started official coaching cycles, I am trying to get into as many classrooms as possible.   598 more words

Close Reading

Tech Tips: To Build Close Reading Skills, Teach Annotation

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By Dana Huff

In order to help students develop close reading skills, we teach them how to annotate.

Annotation has traditionally been thought of as a pencil-and-paper activity, but e-readers, such as Kindle and iBooks, have great annotation tools. 470 more words

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Visual Literacy, Media Savvy, and Current Events

The most recent installment in the Realist comic blog by Asaf Hanuka, the illustrator for the cover and splash pages of Moving Images, offers some great lessons in the range of competencies inherent in media literacy and the expressive potential of visual communication.   515 more words

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Common Core: Growing Pains or Growing Awareness?

Media reports have focused on a recent survey indicating a sharp decline in support for the Common Core among teachers. These reports have also included a variety of explanations and theories as to why this decline has occurred. 2,045 more words

On Hemingway's, "In Another Country:" an extended reading.

For my final project in my MLS Hemingway class, we were given the option to revisit a previous story and either extend on a previous close reading or examine another element of the story. 2,220 more words


Digital Humanities: Reflections on distant reading and why the ability to fly hasn't stopped us walking.

One of the themes explored in the Digital Humanities is often “what exactly do we mean by Digital Humanities” because everyone asks and there are any number of self-described skeptics who seem to have an inability to add any new categories to their knowledge hierarchies. 632 more words


Character Education, Part 1: How To Choose Books For Core Value Study

As we cluster in workshops, around webinars, and near the water cooler, we are already thinking about and preparing what skills and knowledge we want to teach. 855 more words