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When students miss “A shiver ran down his spine”

Are your students glossing over important details in texts? With fiction, it’s like they get the gist of what’s going on but they don’t catch the finer details that move a story forward or that reveal critical moments. In a conference I had recently, a student was reading a Scholastic short, an excerpt from the …Read more

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“Well I noticed…!”

“What just happened in the story?” When a student is reading fiction, this is the question I ask first. As they respond, I begin to notice what they are NOT saying OR important details that might have been overlooked. During a recent conference, a student read the page below to me easily. The title of …Read more

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