Category Archives: close reading

Real vs. Fake News

Tonight I’m joining with Margaret Simon and the #digilit community to consider real vs. fake news and how we can educate our children to decipher the difference.   The task is daunting.  It really is. The Oxford English Dictionary  named … Continue reading

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Reading Non-Fiction with Power

I’ve spent some time thinking about how to help students read informational text.  If you’re an educator, you have too.  I’ve gathered a lot of strategies across years to further this effort. This is difficult work because often children want … Continue reading

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Main Idea . . . Think about it.

Today I shared a couple of simple strategies for helping students understand how to take in informational text.  It involves breaking down information into manageable bits.  I used to think students should be able to find the main idea easily. … Continue reading

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Doctors & Distractions

I considered calling out. “Hello, This is me. I’m doing well, so I’m not coming okay?” No. I wanted to hear it from him. The surgeon who had less than four weeks ago cut my body and removed an offending … Continue reading

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