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More Professional Reading – from the Teaching Channel

Most of you know I am a big fan of the Teaching Channel and follow Sarah Wessling Brown’s blog too.  Enjoy this post from last week on the Ideal Bookshelf– I would love to hear what would be on your

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Cool Summer Reading for Kids

http://www.middleweb.com/15164/student-summer-reading-2014/ Summer Reading ideas from Middle Web

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Cutting to the Common Core: The Benefits of Narrow Reading Units

Interesting article regarding thematic teaching from Language Magazine Online… Cutting to the Common Core: The Benefits of Narrow Reading Units.

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More Close Reading

Because we can never get enough… more ideas for close reading strategies from Literacy in Learning Exchange.  

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How to use newspaper articles to engage struggling readers

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/28/reader-idea-how-the-new-york-times-saved-my-class/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1 Great piece about about using newspaper articles in class from the New York Times Learning Network…

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Close Reading…

Read the linked article from the SmartBlog on Education.  The author reminds us that close reading is not the goal in and of itself but rather a means to enhance comprehension. Like any reading strategy, it can be overused or

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Close Reading in Middle School

from the Choice Literacy newsletter…some ideas for reading complex text with middle-grade students: http://www.choiceliteracy.com/articles-detail-view.php?id=1789

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