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Any suggestions for sustaining engagement with longer works of text?

Nov 18, 2015 12:22pm

  • English Language Arts
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  • Engagement

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    • Nov 21, 2015 11:48am

      The New York Times Learning Network just published a long article on multiple types of "annotation" that may be helpful. Check it out: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/12/skills-and-strategies-annotating-to-engage-analyze-connect-and-create/

      • Nov 23, 2015 6:47am

        When I was in high school, we had to assume the role of a character from our book and then react to a given situation based on our understanding of the character. It was a thoughtful exercise that made us dig deep to try to understand each characters point of view. It provided a nice interactive break (somewhat humorous as well) and also generated a great deal of debate.

        • Nov 30, 2015 8:50am

          Thanks!! All of these are really useful!