"Instead of quickly reading through and having to reread something, I learned to read slowly and REALLY read it. It (annotating) helped because I knew what I was reading, and I actually understood it."
Based on their responses, I feel we are ready to move on to the second part of the Article of the Week assignment which is writing a one page summary/ response. I will model (not very glamorous) that part of the assignment and have kids practice with me. Then, students should be able to tackle the assignment solo!
On another note, I wanted to share the six-word memoirs from each of my classes. Students seemed to enjoy this assignment and most put careful thought into each word! Not only did I get to teach about syntax, diction, connotation, and denotation, I learned so much about my students-in just six words!
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