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This Is Your Brain on Great Literature - TIME

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This Is Your Brain on Great Literature
TIME
Research shows that reading rich narratives and metaphors activates areas of our brain outside of language, and frequent fiction reading is correlated with empathy.
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Close Reading Exemplars

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Joan Cansdale's curator insight, May 30, 2013 8:37 PM

Very detailed teaching plans along with annotated texts for close reading. 

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Close Reading Infographic

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beth paterno's curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:57 PM

great visual for close reading

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Educational Leadership:Common Core: Now What?:Closing in on Close Reading

Educational Leadership:Common Core: Now What?:Closing in on Close Reading | Literacy | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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27 Evaluative Writing Prompts - Infographic -

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I’ve been working recently with my students on how they can achieve the highest marks possible in their essays in their forthcoming exams. To help with this we have been looking at key phrases they can use in their essays.
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Defining “Deep Reading” and “Text-Dependent Questions”

Defining “Deep Reading” and “Text-Dependent Questions” | Literacy | Scoop.it
In my English 10 class, I used to teach a lesson about satire through Dr. Seuss’ The Butter Battle Book.  To begin this lesson, I would tell students, “While this is, on one hand, a children’s book...

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What Close Reading Actually Means | Grant Wiggins

What Close Reading Actually Means | Grant Wiggins | Literacy | Scoop.it
What Close Reading Actually Means

 

Thus, what “close reading” really means in practice is disciplined re-reading of inherently complex and worthy texts.

 

As Tim Shanahan puts it in his helpful blog entry, “Because challenging texts do not give up their meanings easily, it is essential that readers re-read such texts,” while noting that “not all texts are worth close reading.”


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Charles Fischer's curator insight, May 20, 2013 2:55 AM

Close reading can be done very successfully through Socratic Seminar. The key is to have complex texts, interpretive questions and then unrelenting follow-up questions to dig deeper.

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Introducing Textual Evidence in the Elementary Common Core Classroom | Roz Linder.com

Introducing Textual Evidence in the Elementary Common Core Classroom | Roz Linder.com | Literacy | Scoop.it
Looking for ideas to introduce primary students to common core standards?

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