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Topic 1 D1 Hi Emily, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on what strategies you would use to engage students in a variety of literary texts. As an educator, we constantly seek for our students to think outside the box, but it starts with us and how we approach our teaching. One strategy I like to use is being creative. Creativity is a powerful tool that generates creative outcomes in students. Try introducing a great work of literature in costume as a character from the book. Or create a setting from the book in your classroom. Perhaps use technology to set the scene! A creative approach equates to engagement. With high engagement approaches to great literature, each student’s love of good books grows. Torkwase’ Topic 1 D2 Hi Leah, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on how you can engage students in Reading. One strategy I like to implement is ownership. Students who feel ownership of their reading are more likely to become engaged in that experience. Too often, teachers create an environment in the classroom that emphasizes the teacher's authority and ownership of the space, the materials, the curriculum, and by extension, the learning that takes place. Once students are placed at the center of the learning experience and are encouraged to think of reading as their own personal asset, they will see the value of investing their time and energy in reading. Torkwase' Hi Yu-Jin, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on how to engage students in reading. Reading is an integral part of learning, but it’s not something that all kids enjoy. For this reason, many teachers are stuck wondering how they can make it more attractive to students. There are many reading strategies that you can integrate into your classroom to do this. When you implement new strategies, reading comprehension improves and everyone benefits. One strategy is using graphic organizers. Graphic organizers such as charts and Venn diagrams are especially helpful for your visual learners. This can help students to understand the similarities and differences between two texts and to categorize information. Torkwase '
Topic 2 D1 Hi Amanda, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on what strategies effectively assess students’ comprehension of reading. One stategy I like to implement is dicussions in groups. When my students participate in book club the reading is in addition to our regularly scheduled content. Still, I set aside ten minutes each day for them to engage with their books. As such, I want to make sure they are reading and comprehending those texts. So, I let students discuss their books in group at the end of the month. They bring in food and have book club discussions, and I sit with each group to listen as they respond to a variety of fiction and nonfiction discussion prompts. They have other opportunities to talk about their books, but this final discussion day is

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