2. Fitting it all In: “Finding Time” for Close Readings
This post revisits definitions “close reading” and considers it in the context of a literacy block. We argue that you don’t have to “make time” for close reading, but can integrate it into existing structures, such as read aloud, shared reading, and independent reading.
3. Getting to know you: The Three Stages of Reading the Standards
In this post, we liken getting to know the Common Core Standards to getting to know a person. We discuss how at first our relationship is driven by our first impression and then as new understandings reveal themselves, our understanding changes.