Posts by Nicolette Kier

What is Close Reading?

Deeper understanding through close reading. Two people reading. Plant in background.

Close reading sounds like the simple practice of closely reading a text for understanding, but close reading techniques students learn in the classroom are slightly more complex, and much more enriching.

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How to Teach Critical Thinking

Every time you make an inference, prepare an argument, or solve a problem with given information, you use critical thinking skills. It’s never too early for students to develop a skill so necessary for solving challenges!

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