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    Annotating Text - This is a good reading strategy to teach when you want them to 'dig' into the passage. We use this strategy quite a bit

    Students draw a picture of the setting and then use direct quotes to "prove" that what they put belongs in the picture based on the actual text.


    Inferring Anchor Chart


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    Vocabulary Voyage: How a Spontaneous Lesson Became a Favorite Strategy- I can't wait to try this great idea!!!!

    Love this re-useable board for groups. To change groups, simply erase! Why have I not thought of this?

    The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the story.

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    Theme lesson for upper and high school grades. Can use for four categories of identity with evidence cards and textual support!

    CLOSE Reading | AJUSD's Common Core Blog

    Students write what they know/think directly on the poster or on an entrance slip that can be attached to the poster to put everyone's background knowledge together to support making inferences about the topic

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    Teacher Toons: Tone vs. Mood Comic to help students understand the difference between tone and mood when reading a text.

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    Wow, it's beautiful comparing the flow of each paragraph.

    "Discussion Tables" - Pick a passage from a book you are reading and glue it to the center of bulletin board paper and have the students write their thoughts about the passage.