Party-On with Idiom Costumes

Party-On with Idiom Costumes

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Track Individual Ideas to Analyze Their Influences

Track Individual Ideas to Analyze Their Influences

Track Individual Ideas to Analyze Their Influences May 6, 2018 | [Reading] Students tend to do well when asked to retell what happened on a particular page or summarize what a portion of a text was all about. Where they struggle is looking at the evolution or...
Differentiate Between Themes and Topics

Differentiate Between Themes and Topics

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Infer Perspective with TV Commercials

Infer Perspective with TV Commercials

Commercials provide terrific content for assessing author perspective. An easy way to view lots of commercials in one place is to visit iSpot.tv. Within the “Browse TV ads” tab, scroll through the category listings on the left (e.g., Super Bowl, clothing,...
Teach Readers How to Skim Long Texts

Teach Readers How to Skim Long Texts

Teach Readers How to Skim Long Texts Jan 15, 2018 | [Reading] In anticipation of long reading passages on standardized tests, some teachers are naturally concerned with how their lower, slower, and/or unmotivated readers will perform. One simple strategy to support...