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21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills

21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills
I teach High School History but am also certified in ELA for grades 4-8. I love reading, but as a child I remember having comprehension problems while reading. My younger brother also struggled with this issue. His son, my nephew, is having a huge problem with reading comprehension also. He is beginning 5th grade and has already been held back one year. I forwarded these wonderful helpful charts to them and my mom so that they could try to help him at home.

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