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A Close Read poster for the classroom is great to guide students through the reading and writing process. This aligns with the Common Core ELA Standard 4.W.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources

Love this idea :) -- "The incredible shrinking notes" Students start out writing a summary of their reading on the large index card. They are then given a medium sized card and have to take the info from the large card and condense it. By the time students get to the small index card they're getting to the main point/idea of the reading selection.

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How to Encourage High-Level Thinking

How to Encourage High-Level Thinking - Really helpful post!

The reader's toolbox contains tools to help students to become proficient/better readers. I can use this during guided reading. If a student struggles with a word we can open the tool box and select a tool to help us effectively tackle the word.

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