In November, I had the pleasure of attending edcampKC at Truman High School in Kansas City. Sticking to the true edcamp philosophy, I was presented with a number of learning paths chosen by my peers on the spot, depending on what burning issues and desires they had to learn and share. Needless to say, at first I was overwhelmed with the choices. I decided I would start with something I felt I was familiar with, but wanted to learn some new strategies more, and that was close reading. I went into the session feeling like I might get an idea or two, but my mind was blown and what this group of teachers was able to share. My fingers could barely keep up with the notes I was taking full of new close reading strategies to try in my classroom. There were strategies involving technology, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. I never anticipated the amount of variety that could come with using close reading in the classroom. I was blown away, but I couldn't wait to share all of what I had learned with everyone back in Excelsior. I decided to share some of these ideas with you using an infographic. While reading my infographic you will see three strategies that I picked to share along with a short description of each strategy. I have used these in my classroom, and I can tell you they make such a difference in getting the kids to buy into having a connection with the text! I hope you feel like you can take just one of these strategies and try it in your classroom!
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