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Read. Actively Learn

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Do your students need to work on close reading skills or practice being an engaged reader? Check out read.activelylearn.com! When using Actively Learn, students will attain a deeper understanding of a text by establishing meaning, analyzing the text, and applying prior and current knowledge. Teachers activate thinking by modeling close reading, asking higher-order questions, facilitating discussion, and encouraging students to ... Read More »

Close Reading and Annotation – What Do They REALLY Mean?

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There has been a great deal of buzz around the phrases “close reading” and “annotation” since the Common Core State Standards were introduced a few years ago.  However, these terms have become ambiguous over time, and people really aren’t sure exactly what they really mean in terms of classroom practice.  Help, however, is on the way.  The resources below on ... Read More »