Category Archives: reading

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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Random Events: What IS Digital Literacy?

During testing yesterday, a teacher commented that her students were struggling to write the required responses on the computer. She said they had been writing every day, but don’t have access to computers to draft their work on, so they … Continue reading

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