Study Skills, Reading Check-ins

Hi all!

This week during day 5 and 6 (Monday and Tuesday) we’ll be looking at what PowerSchool and Google classroom to see how things are going. We’ll also be setting goals for what we want to work on in the coming week.

On day 7 and 8 (Wednesday and Thursday), we’ll look at how we’re doing with the reading goals we set last week, and we’ll set new goals for moving forward.

Close Reading Review

Most of us have some experience with close reading in Humanities. Close reading is reading strategy we can use when we are reading particularly challenging text, or when we are reading for a specific purpose. In the week leading up to MAP testing, we’ve been reviewing a simplified version of this routine:


…for the flow and the big idea.


….What do you need to know?

….What is your purpose for reading?

If you are taking a test, the purpose is to answer as many questions correctly as you can! The purpose is in the questions!


…. and think again!

We’ve talked about this one-on-one and we’ll be practicing in class with real text.

Welcome Back

Hope you all had a good spring break! On Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll check in about what we read over the break and we’ll review what we need to review.

On Thursday and Friday, I’ll confer with you all about what, if anything, is missing, and we’ll set goals to stay on track, or get back on track!