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Close Reading Passages, Middle School |Elementary School Passages and Lessons, grades 1-6| |Middle School Passages and Lessons| |High School Passages and Lessons| |How to Teach Close Reading| Close Reading of President Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural AddressThis structured handout guides students through a close reading of a short passage from the address. One page; requires a word processor for access. Farewell to Manzanar (Houston) and Unbroken (Hillenbrand)This lesson exemplar will allow students to participate in critical discussion of two stories that illuminate important, yet divergent, experiences of war and conflict. This lesson exemplar will push students to think critically about the experience of wartime as felt by both soldiers and civilians as they navigated specific trials that were a part of their direct or peripheral involvement in WWII.

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The Art of Close Reading (Part One) To read well requires one to develop one’s thinking about reading and, as a result, to learn how to engage in the process of what we call close reading. Students not only need to learn how to determine whether a text is worth reading, but also how to take ownership of a text’s important ideas (when it contains them). This requires the active use of intellectual skills. It requires command of the theory of close reading as well as guided practice based on that theory. In this and the next few articles we focus on some of the fundamentals of close reading. The Intercontinental Shimao Shanghai, an out of the ordinary hotel The Shimao Shanghai is a five star hotel with exceptional characteristics. It is part of the Shanghai Shimao Wonderland – a project that is both a theme park, a resort and a shopping and entertainment centre. The total project area is 428,200 m² with a building area of 550,000 m². The winning bidder for the construction of the hotel was the Office of Atkins Architecture, with its innovative proposal inspired by the water that now fills the bottom of the hole in the ravines that is located and in its surrounding nature – highlighted by a glass structure that simulates a waterfall flowing into the crater 60 meters deep. The hotel is the anchor of the project will be 400 apartments and will be spread over 18 floors, 17 of them below ground level (specifically within the crater) and will offer facilities such as thermal pool, restaurant and an underwater cafe.

10 Powerful iPad Apps For English And History When I first started teaching English with 1:1 iPads, I was really jealous of the science and fine arts teachers. They had all of the most engaging apps, and I was left with a lowly word processor and an instant thesaurus. Fortunately, so much has changed. I now have the flexibility to duck in and out of my students’ papers as they write and leave them comments on drafts in progress. I have the resources to connect them with a real-world network of readers who authentically guide them to books they will enjoy through reviews and ratings.

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