This reading strategy activity helps students focus on different passages or quotes from any fiction or non-fiction story. Students select three different passages that are confusing, meaningful, or important. They then identify their reasons for choosing the passage or quote and explain any new or deeper ideas they discover after focusing on the passage. I have found that this activity is especially helpful when reading more challenging stories or articles.
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All of the items I share on TPT are ones I actually use in my middle school classroom. Most have been revised multiple times based on "test runs" with my students. I work hard to make information accessible to students in a fun and simple way while still challenging students to meet and exceed their abilities. Most of my assignments can be used with all ability levels; differentiation comes in my expectations of what individual students or groups can achieve. Many of my activities can be used with individual students or cooperative groups.
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