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Determining Importance Lessons

Determining importance is a critical skill that students must understand before they analyze any element of text, specifically main idea or central idea. For students, choosing details that are important vs. details that are interesting can be difficult. We know this because kiddos are often drawn to the interesting details before recognizing the importance of key details… Continue reading Determining Importance Lessons

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Close Reading

The first topic of conversation is close reading.  Close reading is a "hot topic" across the education spectrum and can sometimes be used as a "buzz word" instead of an actual strategy. Let's just jump right in. Close reading is reading with intention and purpose. It's a relationship between the reader, the text and the author as the reader gets to know the text.  It is looking… Continue reading Close Reading