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Don’t neglect connectives like “even though”

BUT. DESPITE. WHEREAS. ALTHOUGH. IN CONTRAST. INSTEAD. HOWEVER. YET. WHILE. NEVERTHELESS. NOTWITHSTANDING. Our students may gloss over these words as they read, not realizing how powerful they are. Words like these signal a causal relationship that is in opposition to what a reader might have expected. These words are a BIG DEAL. Technically they’re called …Read more

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Nuturing Informed Thinking book by Sunday Cummins

Practical help for teaching students in grades 3-8 to read, talk, and write across informational sources.

Close Reading of Informational Sources book by Sunday Cummins

Introduces a three-phase plan for teaching and provides guidance for planning and assessing students’ comprehension of informational sources.

Unpacking Complexity in Informational Texts book by Sunday Cummins

Explains the ways in which a text’s purpose, structure, details, connective language and construction of themes combine to create meaning.