Guided reading strategy called "Say Something" allows teachers to see how students are thinking about their texts. Additionally, it provides students w/a tool to help them express their ideas about reading in meaningful ways.
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Conversation How To | ELA in the middle I love this for prompting small group and pairs discussion. My students always get stuck after two or three sentences this time of year because they don't know how to discuss text with someone.