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Week 4

This week students practiced a critical reading strategy.  I call it a think aloud.  Students read the text with a group and periodically stopped to make observations, predictions, summarize, ask questions, and point out literary devices.  It was amazing to listen to students as they did this. While reading "Through the Tunnel" they were able to go way beyond the literal meaning of the text and get at the deeper. symbolic meaning.  While reading "Charles" they were able to find numerous examples of foreshadowing which hinted at the story's
plot twist.



We also did a literary term mix and mingle.  You can ask your child about this, but it got everyone of his or her seat looking for examples of a variety of terms.







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