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In this video, a group of 4th grade students closely read a text about toy inventors, discussing their ideas with their peers.  Their teacher models her thinking on some tricky parts, asks text-dependent questions, and guides their annotation and writing.

In this video, a group of 4th grade students closely read a text about toy inventors, discussing their ideas with their peers. Their teacher models her thinking on some tricky parts, asks text-dependent questions, and guides their annotation and writing.

Tons of resources--Marzano's question stems,,  link to Graphic Organizers from Fountas & Pinnell, picture books for teaching strategies, vocabulary lessons, research based fluency interventions,  strategy lessons, index picture cards (alphabet pictures)

Tons of resources--Marzano's question stems,, link to Graphic Organizers from Fountas & Pinnell, picture books for teaching strategies, vocabulary lessons, research based fluency interventions, strategy lessons, index picture cards (alphabet pictures)

Close Readings of Complex Text - The Three types of Vocabulary Instruction

Close Readings of Complex Text - Part 1

"The Common Core: Tiered Vocabulary Made Simple" -- Great info and resources! (includes a link to Marzano's 6-step process for teaching vocab. & 21 digital tools to build vocab.)

"The Common Core: Tiered Vocabulary Made Simple" -- Great info and resources! (includes a link to Marzano's 6-step process for teaching vocab. & 21 digital tools to build vocab.)

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