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An alternate take on the "close reading" standard - @fisher1000

An alternate take on the "close reading" standard - @fisher1000 | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
The first standard in the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading under the Common Core State Standards for Language Arts says, in part,
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Rather than disrupting the flow of student reading we need to teach them strategies to think about analysing the texts they read and skills of using evidence to support their analysis and interpretations. 

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Skimming: The Overlooked Close Reading Strategy | MiddleWeb

Skimming: The Overlooked Close Reading Strategy | MiddleWeb | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Although skimming might seem the opposite of close reading, it's a crucial skill for pulling information out of a text, says literacy consultant Sarah Tantillo.
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Teaching students to skim using d-dat helps them to read more deeply. While it may seem counterintuitive it makes a lot of sense. 

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460+ FREE BOOK NOTES SUMMARY STUDY GUIDES Literature Notes Free Booknotes,Study Guide

PinkMonkey.com - 460+ FREE ONLINE BOOKNOTES STUDY GUIDES,Notes,Book Summary,Plot Summary,Synopsis,Essay Topics for Hundreds of Titles Online...
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Denise Lombardo's comment, August 30, 2012 6:00 AM
Thanks for passing this on, Louise - looks brilliant! Great list of titles.
Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, August 30, 2012 6:47 AM
You are very welcome Denise. Regards.
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ASCD Book: Teaching the Brain to Read: Strategies for Improving Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension

ASCD Book: Teaching the Brain to Read: Strategies for Improving Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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I don't normally plug books but this one looked so useful to me that I thought other teachers would like to see it too. Written by a reading expert as well as a neurologist it looks at improving reading skills in an engaging way.

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Study: Reading a Novel Changes Your Brain

Study: Reading a Novel Changes Your Brain | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
College students experienced heightened connectivity in their left temporal cortexes after reading fiction.
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