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strategy lessons: reading standard 2 (informational)

we know that the main purpose of reading an informational, or nonfiction, text is to learn something. kids, though, often get stuck in the little details. 854 more words


Interlude (AKA, a Non-Analysis)

‘Sup, folks?

So, this is the first non-analysis/review post in almost three months, which, in blog time, is a while. And what brings such an interlude, you ask? 377 more words


New Ideas for the Big Ideas of Reading

In 1997 President George W. Bush supported an initiative to put an end to the reading question…what is the best way to teach beginning reading?   So Congress approved monies to the National Institute Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the federal Department of Education to gather together a panel of experts to evaluate research t and to determine based on evidence, the best way to teach young children to read. 1,675 more words

strategy lesson: reading standard 4 (literature)

reading anchor standard 4, a craft and structure standard, states that students will be able to “interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyzing how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.” 590 more words


strategy lessons: reading standard 3 (literature)

thinking about characters is something kids are asked to do every year in their fiction reading. it’s important to have some sense of how reading standard 3, which states that students will “analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text,” progresses vertically across the grade-levels so that our teaching is not only grade-appropriate (i.e. 523 more words


Close Reading

What is it?

Why do we do it?

The teacher’s goal in the use of Close Reading is to gradually release responsibility to students—moving from an environment where the teacher models for students the strategies to one where students employ the strategies on their own when they read independently.”

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Close Reading

close reading narrative text like a writer

as we’ve thought about and discussed what close reading is and what it isn’t, we’ve decided that when we ask students to do the work of using mentor texts to inform their writing, that this is indeed the work of close reading. 812 more words