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Nurturing Informed Thinking: Reading, Talking, and Writing – Education Article

Nurturing Informed Thinking: Reading, Talking, and Writing Across Content-Area SourcesBy Sunday Cummins(Heinemann, 2018 – Learn more) Reviewed by Mary K. Marsh Be sure to have your favorite highlighter in hand and sticky tabs nearby when you begin reading Nurturing Informed Thinking: Reading, Talking, and Writing Across Content-Area Sources by Sunday Cummins. It’s a book filled with practical and inspiring ideas for meaningful teaching by using multiple nonfiction sources on a topic. Both content area and ELA teachers will find this…

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Close Reading in Science Deepens Understanding – Education Article

The work of scientists involves so much more than investigations and experimentation. Science starts with a question about the natural and man-made world. Scientists wonder and inquire, talk, write, and read. And their process is iterative. After a question is asked, these components can happen in any order, but each component is almost always present when good science is taking place. Classroom science studies should emulate what is happening in the real world of science. This means that our students…

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Understanding Texts & Readers: Responsive Comprehension – Education Article

Understanding Texts & Readers: Responsive Comprehension Instruction with Leveled TextsBy Jennifer Serravallo(Heinemann, 2018 – Learn more) Reviewed by Linda Biondi Simply amazing! Jennifer Serravallo outdid herself – again! Her new book, Understanding Texts & Readers: Responsive Comprehension Instruction with Leveled Texts, is one of the most teacher friendly books that I have read. As a mentor and coach to student teachers, I am always looking for books that will help our next generation of professionals become more cognizant of their…

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