Using Textual Analysis to Aid Interpretation

Sometimes students have a hard time moving beyond a literal answer, especially when a story offers a literal reason for a metaphorical part of the text. Textual analysis can help students understand the significance of a passage and ...

Education Talk Radio: NCSS 2014

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Choosing K-12 Literature for Great Books Programs

I always say that the best part of being the K-12 editorial director at Great Books is that I get to read for a living. Having grown up with my nose pretty permanently stuck in a book, it’s a dream … <a ...

Six strategies to help students cite and explain evidence

Discussions give students an authentic reason to find and explain evidence. But if you’ve ever encountered silence after asking a student to find or explain evidence for an answer, you know the challenge of teaching students to use ...

Tackling the Misconceptions of Text-Dependent Questions

If you’re familiar with Great Books and Shared Inquiry™ you know all about the importance of text dependent questions. Ryan McCarthy, a coach with Achievement Network, wrote an informative <a ...