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APPROACHES TO THE COMMON CORE: How to Teach RIT Standard #1 in Elementary School

Recently I met with some elementary teachers—in this case, 3rd-grade teachers—who discovered that their students could not meet Reading Information Text (RIT) Standard #1: “Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as … Continue reading

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Approaches to the Common Core: HOW vs. WHY*

Questions beginning with “How” and “Why” can elicit inferences and explanations, so they provide essential triggers for comprehension and expression.  The problem is that although they seem like simple words, students often conflate them. I figured this out one day … Continue reading

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