Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Irons in the Fire: 3rd Close Read - Section 3: Burning Bright: Finish Up and Sharing

 

So, this being my first foray into the idea of close reading, I can only hope it was successful.  The students seem to understand the text, but I still feel a bit uncomfortable with the process.  I am hoping that by planning more close reads, I'll feel more better and more confident that my students are getting the same quality of instruction.  I feel like I did a lot of nothing!!  I feel like the students did everything- maybe that's how it's supposed to feel when you're trying to create independent thinkers and 21st century learners.  This is going to take some getting used to!!

  Reflection: Effectiveness of Close Reads
  Grappling with Complexity: Reflection: Effectiveness of Close Reads
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Irons in the Fire: 3rd Close Read

Unit 3: Firestorm!
Lesson 3 of 6

Objective: SWBAT read and comprehend a text by answering text dependent questions.

Big Idea: The ability to independently read and comprehend a text is an essential step to reading more and more complex texts.

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Social Studies, English / Language Arts, Writing Process, close read, text dependent questions, firestorm, Jean Craighead George, opinion writing, annotating text, writing
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