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Close Reading Strategy: Say, Mean, Matter
I love Say, Mean, Matter. It allows students to closely read a text for specific skills. This handout it geared towards indirect characterization, but it could be easily modified to have the students look at tone and diction. The students could do it in groups or individually, it doesn't matter. I h
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Quotation Analysis -- Say Mean Matter
These quotations analyses are tiered according to difficulty. Directions are included using the say, mean, matter technique used in Kelly Gallagher's books. Quotations include quotations by/from Forest Gump, Eminem, Shawshank Redemption, Lao Tzu, Charles Bukowski, Rudy, Fight Club, Bob Marley, and
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Speak - Quote Response; Say, Mean, Matter; Secondary ELA
In this packet, students respond with commentary in the format of "Say, Mean, Matter" to 23 significant quotes from the novel Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson. The first page defines the expectations for "Say, Mean, Matter," in the following manner: Say: What is the text literally saying; a dire
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What does the document SAY, MEAN, and MATTER in helping me analyze resources?
Students are presented with a strategy to help them understand how to analyze resources in a way that is more meaningful to a middle school student.
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Unbroken Quote Response - Say, Mean, Matter
In this packet, students respond with commentary in the format of "Say, Mean, Matter" to seven significant quotes from the novel Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. The first page defines the expectations for "Say, Mean, Matter," in the following manner: Say: What is the text literally saying; a di
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ANALYZE INFORMATIONAL TEXT (SAYS, MEANS, MATTERS) EXPLORE TURKEY!
Students read informational text about historical or interesting things you might see in Turkey. Analyze what the text says, means, and why it matters. Includes differentiated text with pictures and graphic organizers for students to record their analysis. It follows the I do, we do, you do approach
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ELA Expository Essay Say Mean Matter Outline (grades 6-12)
Use this outline to guide students in organizing and arranging their expository essays. Utilizes the Say-Mean-Matter strategy to essay writing. Pair with the ELA Expository Essay Graphic Organizer and ELA Expository Essay Rubric (Common Core and Smarter Balance-aligned).
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The Glass Castle Quote Response - Say, Mean, Matter
In this packet, students respond with commentary in the format of "Say, Mean, Matter" to ten significant quotes from the novel The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls. The first page defines the expectations for "Say, Mean, Matter," in the following manner: Say: What is the text literally saying; a
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I Am Malala: Quote Response - Say, Mean, Matter; AP Lang/Secondary ELA
In this packet, students respond with commentary in the format of "Say, Mean, Matter" to 38 significant quotes from I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai (with Christina Lamb), organized in five parts plus the epilogue. The first page of each section defines the expectations for "Say, Mean, Matter," in
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SAY-MEAN-MATTER
Use this PowerPoint example to introduce the Say-Mean-Matter technique to your Algebra or math students. This technique is awesome for teaching students to analyze the parts of any equation or word problem to enhance understanding.
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To Kill a Mockingbird Quote Response: Say, Mean, Matter
In this packet, students respond with commentary in the format of "Say, Mean, Matter" to 33 significant quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, organized in five sections: Part One, Chapters 1-5 Part One, Chapters 6-11 Part Two, Chapters 12-15 (Before the Trial) Part Two, Chapters 16-21
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Stop Say Mean Matter--Poe's "Cask of Amontillado"
Use the stop-say-mean-matter strategy to get your students thinking deeply about text. Why does this matter?
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ELA Argument Essay Say Mean Matter Outline (grades 6-12)
Use this outline to guide students in organizing and arranging their argument essays. Utilizes the Say-Mean-Matter strategy to essay writing. Pair with the ELA Argument Essay Graphic Organizer and ELA Argument Essay Rubric (Common Core and Smarter Balance-aligned).
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Citing Evidence! Using Says, Means, Matters to Cite Quoted Text + RACE Strategy
What a great tool to help guide students toward citing evidence correctly! Use Says, Means, Matters to cite authors, evidence, quoted text, and more. Includes examples for modeling and concludes with a summary paragraph using the RACE Strategy. This file is a Word Doc, but can be easily modified t
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Says, Means, Matters Strategy
This power point walks students throught the Say, Mean, Matter Strategy by explaining the process and providing examples. They will also have an opportunity to practice using a foldable and quote from Dr. Seuss. The independent practice will allow them to apply it to their own writing prompt and the
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"Night" by Elie Wiesel Chapter 6 Say-Mean-Matter Chart
Students must read quotes from Chapter 6 of "Night" by Elie Wiesel and discuss what the text means and why it matters. This activity has to do with theme.
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"Flowers for Algernon" Says, Mean, Matters Activity
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Students can observe 9/11 photos of your choosing and use this form to complete a photo study activity.
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Say, Mean, Matter Deeper Reading Comprehension
I'm currently changing grade levels and so I'm getting some resources together for the intermediate grade levels! This product is a reading response template used to inspire deeper reading and understanding of text. It's a fun way of getting kids to really think about what they are reading! :) En
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Say Mean Matter
A great graphic organizer to engage students in the text. This can be modified to include the text. Plus a reference chart is available for students to use.
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Say Mean Matter with Sentence Starters
This adaptation to the Say, Mean, Matter approach by Kelly Gallagher allows students to analyze text using a graphic organizer. The resource also includes guiding questions and sentence starters for struggling students to whom questions like "What does it mean?" or "Why does it matter?" may seem to
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ANALYZE INFORMATIONAL TEXT (SAYS, MEANS, MATTERS) EXPLORE NEW YORK CITY!
ANNOTATE what the text SAYS, MEANS, and MATTERS by annotating a PICTURE first before annotating the text. Follows the I DO, WE DO, YOU DO teaching method. Includes pictures from NYC! Great for the visual learner and with students who need the extra support when summarizing a text.
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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Symbolism SAY MEAN MATTER Chart
Identifies important symbols in the text and requires students to explain their significance, in relation to theme, in a SAY MEAN MATTER graphic organizer.
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Say, Mean, Matter: persuasive/argumentative essay
Chart to be used during essay writing to helps students with body paragraphs. It is scaffolded for students, and I use this with my EL and SPED population. This is printable or can be adjusted to work in Google Classroom.
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Say Mean Matter Graphic Organizers
This download includes three different Say, Mean, Matter charts for use when using the S-M-M writing strategy.
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