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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Here is a great article on blancing close reading and microstories - shorter. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

Digital microstories engage students in common core lessons
The transition to Common Core State Standards has brought a renewed focus on so-called close reading, and educators Michael Fisher and Danielle Hardt make the case for using "digital microstories" to engage students in literature. Such short stories can be as brief as 140 characters and are designed to engage students and teach them to make connections to words and visualizations "using a teacher- or student-selected web tool," Fisher and Hardt write. MiddleWeb (4/13)Bookmark and Share