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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Literacy is now a priority in all content areas. This is a great post. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

How annotation can help students understand historical texts

06/8/2014 | MiddleWeb
Teaching students how to take notes as they read and study historical texts can encourage them to read and understand what they read, according to middle-grades teachers Aaron Brock and Jody Passanisi. In this blog post, the educators each explain their challenges and approaches, including dividing students into tiers based on skills, but the core instructions were the same. They also note how they will deal with "overzealous page painters" who highlight without explanation.
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