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Close Reading – the Antidote to the Slumber – Inducing Book Report

I remember, as a student myself, and then later as a young teacher, how much I dreaded book reports.  As the “reportee”, the task always felt like letting the air out of a brightly colored balloon – taking some charming story or fascinating nonfiction book and watering it down it into a boring, didactic account […]