Determining importance is a critical skill that students must understand before they analyze any element of text, specifically main idea or central idea.
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