This PPT presentation addresses the assault on the affective filters of students as they face mountains of text in the new "rigorous" curriculum and national testing. Strategies are given to teach students new to intense learning that other,, more successful, students do naturally - cut through the excess and pick out what is necessary. This is especially a helpful file for students who face constructive responses that require evidence. This is one of two files to do so, each one taking a different tack, so try both; your students can only benefit from them. This is a "New" file, so as such it will be available for free for the first week of posting.