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Read 180 this Week

This week I brought in an article that seemed relevant to my Read 180 students.  I read it with students in small group and had them mark the text.  This means students identified  key words and underlined the author's claims.  If you are a Read 180 parent reading this blog, it would be great if you could read the article and discuss it with your child.  Students also wrote a summary of the article using a template I provided.  

10 Benefits of Reading


Template for summary writing
Students also read an article today about trophy hunting.  Remember the story that was in the news awhile back about Cecil the Lion?  Students seemed genuinely interested in the topic and were surprised to read that there are actually some benefits in allowing trophy hunting.  After reading, I had them look at the arguments for and against trophy hunting and find evidence to support each.   

Of course, students also read in their reading groups, read a Newsela article and took a quiz, and continued to work on their individual software during computer time.  :)

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