Clarify Summary Versus Synthesis

Clarify Summary Versus Synthesis

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Broaden the Meaning of Text-to-World Connections

Broaden the Meaning of
Text-to-World Connections

Broaden the Meaning of Text-to-World Connections Mar 11, 2019 | [Reading] When readers connect something new to something known, they are more apt to understand and remember it. Consequently, teachers commonly have students reflect on their own prior knowledge as it...
Culminate a Close Reading with a Writing Task

Culminate a Close Reading with a Writing Task

Culminate a Close Reading with a Writing Task Nov 6, 2018 | [Reading] Students’ reading comprehension is often assessed through their writing. Thus, after pouring over a passage, digging into its deeper meanings, and engaging in a close reading, conclude the...
Apply Connections Back to the Text

Apply Connections Back to the Text

When a reader compares a known idea from previous learning to a new idea from the text, he is making a connection. This happens when something stated within the text reminds the reader of a personal experience (text-to-self), another text (text-to-text), or general...