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Close Reading Homework

Reminder that you have homework for Mrs King due on Thursday 18th February – pages 44-49 in homework booklet, i.e. section on how to answer questions on the conclusion. 11 more words



In her article “From Silence to Words: Writing as Struggle”, Min-Zhan Lu writes: “I tried to remind myself that, if I could still tell when my reading or writing sounded incorrect, then I had retained my command over both languages. 346 more words

Strike a Pose: Active Learning and Text Engagements with Tableaux!

Are you looking for a way for students to engage with a work of fiction or to think more deeply about a piece of informational text?  905 more words

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Reaction Charts: The Best Thing to Happen to 100-level Literature Classrooms Since Books

I love teaching literature. The literature classroom is a space where we can talk about big ideas and small words. One of the pleasures of teaching is not knowing where the day’s discussion will go. 1,394 more words

Close Reading

A Close Reading on "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling

Pagford is a picturesque, and fictional, town in the quaint English countryside. The citizens however are less than ideal. Many of the people in this wide cast of characters are downright unpleasant, but J.K. 802 more words


Buzzword: Close Reading

With the Common Core standards, we hear a lot about close reading and annotation. Many of the workshops and Professional Development series I have attended in the past two years focus greatly on strategies to get students to read closely and annotate text. 567 more words


A Close Reading on "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman

In works of speculative fiction the reader relies on the authority of the author to convey the truth of the fantastical world, plot, and characters. In… 867 more words