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Blog Post on Layering Text

History is an important window for all students to view the world through. As a child, I learned about American history and ancient civilizations. I was not interested in history as a student until we began to learn about more contemporary events that occurred in the 20th century. As a fifth-grade teacher of social studies […]

via Layering “Texts” to Deepen Understanding as Students Read (Secretly modeling how to be passionate about inquiry) by Shelli Thelen — Nerdy Book Club

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Reading Strategically

We own too many books. I’ve confessed this before, and it surprises no one. Don and I spend too much time sorting, culling, dusting, moving, and shelving books. Without constant maintenance, our book collection would take over our lives and home. We have tried to control our book hoarding tendencies, but it’s a losing battle. […]

via So Many Books, So Little Time: Tips for Reading Strategically by Donalyn Miller — Nerdy Book Club

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Revving Up Student Thinking with Choice and the Reading Un-Frenzy — The Unquiet Librarian

Last year, Jennifer Lund and I had the pleasure of doing a reading frenzy with Language Arts teacher Sean O’Connor and his students. The concept of a reading frenzy comes from teacher and speaker Nancy Steineke. The basic premise of the activity is to give students a series of texts, allow them to skim and […]

via Revving Up Student Thinking with Choice and the Reading Un-Frenzy — The Unquiet Librarian