This "So What?" reading strategy activity allows students to focus in on specific areas of a text. In the first boxes, students write down a personal connection they made while reading a text. In the "so what?" boxes, students explain why or how the connection is important. This activity is appropriate for any fiction or non-fiction story, essay, article, etc. in any subject area.
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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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