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Using Quick Comprehension Checks

Hi everyone! I'm here today to chat about reading comprehension. We teachers are always searching for ways to check assess a students' comprehension of a particular book or passage. You may be considering the following:What materials do I use…
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Guidelines For Performing Reader's Theater

I'm writing today about a reading activity that I absolutely love doing with students: Reader's Theater. It's such a great way to build in fluency practice and have fun at the same time. Over the years, I've picked weeks here and there in…

Digging Deeper Into Reading: Helpful Tips For Close Reading

Welcome to my blog! I'd like to chat about close reading today. The Common Core State Standards and PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) has brought close reading into the forefront of every teacher's…
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Support With Reader's Response

Greetings all! If you're new to my blog, here's some background about me. I blog about a number of things, but mainly best practices in literacy. I love having the opportunity to share what I've done successfully with my students for many years…