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Reading Inventory and Interest Survey

We've all met that one child that "hates reading". We've begged and Accelerated-Reader-Points-bribed and prize-bin-coaxed that child to no avail. Have you ever stepped back and wondered why this child has yet to fall in love with reading books for pleasure? Could it be that we haven't tapped into what makes their little minds crave the text… Continue reading Reading Inventory and Interest Survey

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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